ERIC Number: ED331146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Visions and Beliefs: Strategic Options Initiative. Conference Edition.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
The Colorado Strategic Options Initiative promotes the restructuring and redesign of education to enable all schools and communities to meet all students' and citizens' needs in the future. The concept of restructuring education may be seen as part of an evolutionary process from the 20th century industrial, assembly-line model to the eventual emergence of learning communities. The second section of this publication outlines several interrelated strategic components essential to restructured schooling, including school-centered decision making and accountability, personal sense of belonging, flexible use of time and space, integrated core curriculum, and changed roles for students and teachers. Section 3 enumerates shared beliefs about restructuring. Section 4 presents a vision for the 21st century, specifying context; beliefs and assumptions; learning principles; learner goals; instruction and learning modalities; curriculum and program; structure, organization, and facilities; and evaluation and accountability. Section 5 provides background information for the initiative, characterizing it as a grass roots, self-help effort and supplying a chronology of committee actions. The publication lists members of the Strategic Options Steering Committee and provides a bibliography of 15 references. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Note: Prepared by the Strategic Options Steering Committee