ERIC Number: ED254529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluative Study of the Need for Revision or Inclusion in the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges Standards Items Relative to Computer Literacy and Programming; Student Conduct and Attendance; and Length of Student Day/Year.
Prince, James; Steadman, David G.
In response to recent national reports on educational excellence and effective schools, the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges commissioned research and recommendations for possible standards and policy revision or implementation in three areas: (1) student conduct and attendance; (2) length of the student day/year and more effectively allocated time use; and (3) standards for computer literacy and computer course offerings. The report presents findings from reviewing pertinent information published since January 1981 from three source areas: (1) other regional accreditation agencies; (2) current literature, including major national reports; (3) state statutes and state boards of education regulations. It was concluded that the changing world and information explosion require an updating and restructuring of school systems. Course requirements or competencies in computer literacy, as well as integrating the learning of computer literacy across the curriculum, are needed. Establishing minimum school/day requirements and examinations of allocated time by each school, should be considered. Each school and district should have a written code of conduct to protect all parties and establish both authority and responsibility. Details of these recommendations are specified. (BS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Sponsor: Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, Seattle, WA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Reseach Association (2nd, Jackson Hole, WY, October 4-6, 1984). Appendix B, an article entitled "EL's Third Annual Survey of the States," has been removed due to copyright restrictions.