ERIC Number: ED329530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
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Restructuring Education: Agenda for the 1990's.
Hilliard, Robert D.
A description is given of a state-wide endeavor to improve the schools in Arkansas. Five recommendations provide the framework for innovative planning for the schools: (1) educators, elected officials and community leaders should assertively market "Restructuring for Higher Order Learning" throughout the state as the logical and necessary step in the process of improving student learning; (2) state and local policies and practices should encourage and support the development and retention of forceful educational administrators; (3) state and local authorities should adopt policies that provide incentives, technical assistance, and a network of resources that positively influence and support effective school-level change; (4) restructuring initiatives in the schools and school districts should be clearly focused on increasing and raising student success rates; and (5) all stake holders in the education system should be patient and remain both committed to and involved in promising education reform. The rationale for each of these recommendations is discussed. The restructuring strategies implemented in four Arkansas school districts are described. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (71st, New Orleans, LA, February 16-20, 1991).