ERIC Number: ED342114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan-15
Reference Count: N/A
What Business Can Do To Achieve Educational Change in a Community.
The role of business in facilitating educational change is examined in this document, with attention to developing a coalition of business and community leaders for school reform. The first section outlines 12 steps for achieving effective change, followed by a discussion of specific complications, such as a diverse population, need for a dynamic system, and need for teaching different skills and values. Seven ineffective and 12 effective strategies are highlighted next. Finally, five principles for restructuring are presented, which include a focus on student learning improvement, equity and high standards, active engagement of students, systemic change, and coherent policies across the system. In a brief concluding summary it is recommended that individual schools be held accountable for performance and that educators should provide clear definitions of educational objectives and processes for change in order to obtain the funding they need. (LMI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Note: Remarks presented at the Meeting of the St. Louis Regional Educational Partnership (St. Louis, MO, Jan 15, 1990).