ERIC Number: ED394976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Review of Research on the Kentucky Education Reform Act 1995 (KERA).
Kentucky Univ.-Louisville Univ., KY. Joint Center for the Study of Educational Policy.
This review of research identifies, reviews, and summarizes studies that address the implementation of the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990 (KERA) and that focus on the effects of the reforms on students, teachers, and other stakeholders. Introductory summary overviews are included in the areas of finance, governance, and curriculum, and on three areas that are receiving much current attention: assessment and accountability, the primary program, and the need for professional development. The volume is introduced by an executive summary by Connie A. Bridge, Peter N. Winograd, and Joseph M. Petrosko. The remainder of the volume is divided into four sections: Finance, Governance, Curriculum, and Perceptions and Beliefs about KERA. These sections contain the following review articles: "School Finance Reform" (Stephan J. Goetz and David L. Debertin); "School-Based Decision Making" (Charles J. Russo and Jane Clark Lindle); "Reorganization of the Kentucky Department of Education" (Eddy J. Van Meter); "Education Professional Standards Board" (Elizabeth Nelli); "Assessment and Accountability" (Joseph M. Petrosko); "KERA Preschool Programs for At-Risk 4-Year-Old Children and 3- and 4-Year Old Children with Disabilities" (Mary Louise Hemmeter); "Primary Program" (Ellen McIntyre and Diane W. Kyle); "High School Restructuring" (John Fischetti and Allan Dittmer); "Extended School Services" (Jeffery C. Drake); "Education Technology" (Douglas C. Smith and Joan Mazur); "Professional Development" (Patricia L. Daniel and James R. Craig); "Curriculum Framework" (Peter N. Winograd); "Multicultural Education" (Ella Simmons); "KERA Family Resource and Youth Services Centers" (Phillip W. Roeder and Stephan M. Wilson); and "Perceptions, Attitudes and Beliefs about The Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA)" (Roger Pankratz). (Contains chapter references.) (NAV)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Assessment, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Extended School Day, Extended School Year, Faculty Development, Literature Reviews, Multicultural Education, Preschool Education, Public Opinion, Resource Centers, School Based Management, School Restructuring, State Departments of Education, State Legislation, State Standards
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Kentucky Inst. for Education Research, Frankfort.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ.-Louisville Univ., KY. Joint Center for the Study of Educational Policy.
Identifiers: Kentucky; Kentucky Education Reform Act 1990
Note: For related documents, see SP 036 685-694.