ERIC Number: ED349831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
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A Superintendent's Evaluation of Teacher Education Reform. Transforming American Education: Making It Work.
Negroni, Peter J.
This paper provides an overview of the course taken by the United States to improve its public education system in response to the issue of global competitiveness. The nation's attempts at reform of public schooling since 1983 are described, recommendations from the report "A Nation at Risk" are summarized, and teacher education reform within the broader context of reform is charted. Specific information is provided on what has happened in the Springfield, Massachusetts Public Schools and how reforms can take hold in transforming schools. It is suggested that for real change to take place, the place to look for change is at the school level and in the classroom. All reform must move toward making the school and the classroom the unit of change. This vision for change focuses on: (1) improving student outcomes; (2) restructuring teaching practice; (3) fostering integration in all schools; (4) developing partnerships through collaboration and site based management. (VWL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Springfield Public Schools MA
Note: In: Focus on Evaluation and Measurement. Volumes 1 and 2. Proceedings of the National Research Symposium on Limited English Proficient Student Issues (2nd, Washington, DC, September 4-6, 1991); see FL 020 630.