ERIC Number: ED343275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Education Is Iowa's Future: The State Plan for Educational Excellence in the 21st Century.
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.
The education of today's Iowa students does not provide them with the technical skills that will be demanded by nearly every work place. Neither does it provide them with sufficient ability to analyze complex information to make increasingly difficult social, political, or life decisions. This plan encourages and guides the reconstruction of Iowa's system of education. The concepts in this plan were developed by a Strategic Planning Council composed of 45 Iowans (educators, parents, business people, board members, and trustees). Four closely related goals provide the framework of this plan: (1) to increase the level of learning and achievement of all students to their maximum potential; (2) to increase the productivity and capacity of human resources in the state's education system; (3) to transform the education system at the building, district, area, and state levels to support the teaching and learning process; and (4) to provide leadership to improve Iowa education through systematic planning and quality assurance. The objectives in each section are grouped as they apply to the three major components of the education system governed by the state board: elementary/secondary schools; community colleges; and vocational rehabilitation. (LAP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Community Colleges, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Health Services, Leadership Training, Preschool Education, Staff Development, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.