ERIC Number: ED337891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
A Journey through Iowa Schools, 1990-91.
Johnson, Pamela Adams
An overview of Iowa public schools for the school year 1990-91 is provided in this report. Findings are based on school-site visitations made by the state "ambassador for education." Following an introduction, section 1 describes successes of the state public school system, some of which include changing classroom practices, increasing collaboration, meeting students' changing needs, and providing alternative programs and structures. The second section examines changing leadership roles, underscoring the need for professional development programs. Concerns of educators are discussed in the third section; these include societal problems faced by students, class size, lack of time, and institutional resistance to change. Visions for educational improvement held by teachers and administrators are described in section 4. The final section offers recommendations for improvement; these include providing motivation and investment, recognizing process as well as outcomes, and developing long-term goals. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.