ERIC Number: ED366072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Needs of the Northwest: 1992 Annual Report.
Walkush, Laura; Hagans, Rex W.
The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) conducted a study of educational needs in its member states: Alaska Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The 1992 Regional Needs Assessment had three objectives: (1) to identify current and emerging issues affecting educators in the Northwest; (2) to identify research and development needs related to these issues; and (3) to assess implications of these issues and needs for NWREL program and policy development. Research and surveys determined the following issues of concern: systemic change, school finance, curriculum and instruction, meeting all students' needs, defining and assessing outcomes, engaging the community, teacher support and respect, and technology. Research and development needs as well as dissemination of information and service are also concerns of Northwest educators. The implications of these changes and needs for NWREL are many. NWREL must expand its support of systemic change, further strategies for service integration and collaboration, and increase curriculum and instructional assistance. Also, the NWREL must increase support for student assessment, help schools meet all student needs, increase family and community involvement, and coordinate school finance and resource issues. Five appendices include survey instruments and survey data tables for the region and by respondent group. (JPT)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers: Alaska; Idaho; Montana; Oregon; Washington