ERIC Number: ED248586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Education for Economic Growth: An Action Plan for North Carolina.
North Carolina Commission on Education for Economic Growth, Raleigh.
To meet North Carolina's growing need for workers with sophisticated skills, the state's schools should (1) establish partnerships with local businesses and community groups; (2) improve their curricula by setting minimum competencies and helping all students attain them; (3) increase the opportunities, rewards, and growth potential of the teaching profession; (4) improve the learning environment by reducing class size, maintaining discipline, and providing more and better technology, materials, and facilities; (5) improve school leadership and management with more opportunities and better training for administrators; and (6) strengthen existing programs and establish new ones for students with special needs. This four-chapter report discusses, first, the trends requiring educational reform, the link between education and economic growth, and North Carolina's historic and recent educational reforms; second, tasks the state's educational system must accomplish; third, the above six recommendations; and fourth, investments and efforts needed to effect this plan. Proposed amplifications and additions to the plan are appended. Accompanying the report is an executive summary explaining the rationale for the plan and outlining the action recommendations. (MCG)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Competency Based Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Master Plans, Organizational Development, Personnel Policy, Public Schools, Relevance (Education), School Community Relationship
Publications Coordinator, Office of the Governor, 116 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27611 (full report: single copies, free; multiple copies, $1.50; Executive Summary: free).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Commission on Education for Economic Growth, Raleigh.
Identifiers: North Carolina
Note: Includes Executive Summary.