ERIC Number: ED253460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Behind "A Nation at Risk": Papers of the National Commission on Excellence in Education. ERIC Fact Sheet No. 9.
ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.
Commissioned papers to help the National Commission on Excellence in Education make the recommendations for educational improvement for its report "A Nation at Risk" are cited in this annotated listing. The report presents recommendations in five areas: content, standards and expectations, time, teaching, and leadership and fiscal support. Summaries of eight of these papers are provided. They deal with student motivation, understanding intelligence, what is learned in schools, K-12 curriculum, inservice teacher education, values learned in school, and the curricula of foreign countries. Because the Commission's recommendations are presented in only ten pages, they do not provide detailed guidance for those working toward educational excellence at the local level. These educators may therefore find that the numerous papers prepared for the Commission will shed light on how the Commission reached its conclusions and formulated recommendations. The titles of ten additional papers are also provided. All papers are available through ERIC. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Intelligence, Leadership, Mathematics Education, Social Studies, Standards, Student Motivation, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Time on Task, Values
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers: Nation at Risk (A)
Note: For related documents, see ED 258 797 and SO 016 162.