ERIC Number: ED351771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Knowledge Revolution for All Americans. Winning the War against Ignorance: Empowering Public Schools.
Knowledge Network for All Americans, Arlington, VA.
This handbook underscores the importance of better education for all Americans and provides an action plan for community involvement. The introduction calls for a third American Revolution, a knowledge revolution for all Americans. Competitiveness in the global knowledge economy requires focusing on public schools. The second chapter presents a historical overview of America's civic heritage, the economic revolution, and the culture shock of competing in a global economy. Chapter 3 examines eight cultural myths and asserts that most families do not adequately prepare children for school and participation in society; media and advertising have harmful effects on children; community organizations can have positive impacts on children; public schools cannot do it alone; and greater investment is needed in public school reform. Chapter 4 examines the need for leadership in transforming learning cultures at all levels. The fifth chapter presents an action plan for building responsible learning cultures among partners for empowering the family, public schools, higher education, community organizations, employers, mass media, and federal government. Chapter 6 stresses the need for a third American revolution that fights increased poverty and ignorance through disciplined character development and competitive knowledge gained from a quality education. Appendices contain a Knowledge Revolution Quiz for All Americans, a sample Learning Improvement Contract (LIC), notes on methodology, the Knowledge for All Americans Center National Advisory Committee, and a list of sponsors. (Contains 53 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Higher Education, Public Schools
Knowledge Network for All Americans, 4001 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 ($7; quantity discount).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Knowledge Network for All Americans, Arlington, VA.