ERIC Number: ED256061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar-10
Reference Count: 0
School Reform in the Eighties.
Trusty, Francis M.
Eight issues affecting the ability of the schools to meet the public's expectations and concerns are explored in this address. It examines problems, proposed solutions, barriers to change, and possibilities for reform in each of the eight areas. The topics considered are (1) school organization, the need for flexible structuring, and enhancement of the administrator's role as instructional leader; (2) improving educational programs and instructional practices; (3) improving the school-community relationship; (4) management of administrative and learning time; (5) increasing the effectiveness of educational personnel through raised standards, added training, and improved evaluation; (6) accountability and program evaluation; (7) modifications in reward systems for educators; and (8) increased cooperation among local educators, state departments of education, and colleges of education to improve teacher and administrator training and recruitment. The paper concludes with a summary of the barriers that limit change in all areas and a brief analysis of the major factors affecting the success of educational reform. (PGD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Role, Agency Cooperation, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Incentives, Leadership, Program Evaluation, Role of Education, School Community Relationship, School Organization, School Personnel, Schools of Education, Staff Development, Teacher Education, Teacher Motivation, Time Management
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Excellence in Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (117th, Dallas, TX, March 8-11, 1985).