ERIC Number: ED253613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
An Agenda for Educational Renewal: A View from the Firing Line.
National Consortium for Educational Excellence, Nashville, TN.; George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN.
In the wake of repeated reports on the condition of the nation's schools, a specific agenda for renewal is outlined by the National Consortium for Educational Excellence. It is urged that, in undertaking this renewal, greater emphasis be placed on developmental rather than regulatory reform. An agenda consisting of 31 items is detailed in accordance with the following goals. First, students must be required to spend more time on academic subjects and there must be clear definition of what courses students should take and what knowledge they should acquire. Second, for the successful implementation of more rigorous curricula, the quality of the tools and technology for teaching and learning must be improved. Third, to enhance the quality of teachers and teaching, it is necessary to increase the competence of all persons teaching and improve the capabilities of all those within the profession. Concomitantly, workplaces conducive to teaching and learning should be maintained and teachers should be motivated to do their best and remain in the profession. Fourth, there should be greater collaboration between schools, families, and communities. Finally, a division of responsibilities for renewal is outlined, making local school systems, the State, the Federal government, and the private sector answerable for specific components of the agenda. (RDN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Education, Academic Standards, Basic Skills, Classroom Environment, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Districts, Teacher Improvement
National Consortium for Educational Excellence, Box 514, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203 ($3.50 prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Consortium for Educational Excellence, Nashville, TN.; George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN.
Identifiers: Excellence in Education