ERIC Number: ED334650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Transforming Education: The Minnesota Plan.
Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Office of Educational Leadership.
Factors such as the need for flexible, responsive schools prompted the 1980s national dialogue about possible societal and economic changes in the role of the educational system. Those same factors set the national and Minnesota agenda for youth in the 1990s and on into the 21st Century. Changes that occur in the educational systems should achieve goals such as raising all youth to an effective performance level in communication and lifelong learning skills. In 1985 the Minnesota State Legislature established a mission for education in Minnesota to help individuals acquire skills that will enable them to develop their maximum potential for leading fulfilling lives in a complex society. In response to legislative requirements for a stronger educational system, the Office of Educational Leadership (OEL) and its Research and Development (R & D) Project were created to transform Minnesota education into structures capable of meeting the rapidly changing needs of society. The R & D Project is intended to establish processes for this transformation. During the first 2 years, the development activities will implement new processes for designing and delivering education, while research activities will help identify policies and practices that hinder implementation and will include site-based case studies and action research. Two appendices outline the process used to develop the improvement plan and the characteristics of a transformed education system. (22 references) (EJS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Office of Educational Leadership.