ERIC Number: ED366050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Our Children Our Future. The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Delivery of Programs and Services in Primary, Elementary, Secondary Education. Commissioned Studies.
Williams, Leonard, Ed.; Press, Harold, Ed.
This book contains 22 background papers or research studies, which were commissioned in 1990 by the Royal Commission of Inquiry, Newfoundland (Canada), to assess the delivery of services in primary, elementary, and secondary education. Part 1, "Historical Features," includes: (1) "A Historical Overview of Developments in Newfoundland's Primary-Elementary-Secondary Education System" (Lorne Wheeler); and (2) "The Administration of Newfoundland's School System: Past, Present, and Future" (Tom Pope). Part 2, "The Mandate of Schools," contains: (3) "Mandate of Schools: A Position Paper" (Lloyd Brown); (4) "Components of a Mandate Statement" (Sr. Teresita Dobbin); and (5) "Expanding Expectations-Conflicting Ideologies: Re-thinking the Process of Education in Newfoundland" (Dennis Mulcahy). The third part, "Trends in Education," is comprised of: (6) "School Councils" (Jeannie House); (7) "Community Use of Schools: Evolution or Revolution" (Tom Clift); (8) "Multi-Grading" (Regina Warren); and (9) "Distance Education" (Garfield Fizzard). The chapters in part 4, "Critical Goals for Education," include: (10) "Equalizing Educational Opportunity" (Charlotte Strong with Bryan Hartman, et al.); and (11) "Performance Indicators and System Accountability" (Robert Crocker). The fifth part, "Critical Issues in Education," contains: (12) "The Use of Instructional Time" (Alice Collins); (13) "The Changing Face of Teaching" (Eric Burry and Reginald Bonnell); and (14) "Native Education" (Frank Riggs). Chapters that comprise part 6 include: (15) "Governance and Administrative Issues" (Larry Moss); (16) "A Study of the Provision of Support Services to Schools and Teachers by School District Personnel in Newfoundland and Labrador" (Frank Cramm and Royston Kelleher); (17) "School-based Administration: Changing Roles and Expectations" (George Hickman and Dennis Treslan); (18) "Curriculum" (Clar Doyle and Dennis Mulcahy); and (19) "An Examination of Critical Factors in the Establishment of Effective School Districts" (Dennis Treslan). Part 7 includes: (20) "Costs and Consequences: An Examination of the Potential for Consolidation within the Education System and the Associated Costs" (Harold Press). The final part contains: (21) "Attitudes Toward Denominational Education in Newfoundland" (Mark Graesser); and (22) "Public Attitudes Toward Educational Change in Newfoundland, 1991" (Jeffrey Bulcock). References accompany each chapter. (LMI)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Newfoundland and Labrador Dept. of Education.
Note: For Summary Report, see EA 025 502; for full report, see EA 025 503.