ERIC Number: ED055051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Florida's Strategy for Stimulating Constructive Change and Self-Renewal in Education.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
The state's strategy for stimulating constructive change is to help clarify objectives, develop analysis techniques, and stimulate self-renewal. Each of these elements is considered in some detail. The problem of clarifying goals and objectives involves three contexts: the content, the level of specificity, and the individuals or groups to whom it applies. Analysis and management includes the development of instruments to assess pupil achievement and to analyze productivity in any given situation in terms of the appropriate criteria for that situation. It also includes cost analyses which can be used in conjunction with the research and development projects and with analyses of the use of staff, facilities, pupils, methods, and time. The element of educational self-renewal requires 1) continuous evaluation of the appropriateness of established objectives, 2) continuous monitoring of the extent to which a program is achieving its objectives, and 3) continuous identification of alternative policies and practices for consideration. These strategies should result in the generation of alternative educational practices and a greater freedom for the personnel of district offices and local schools to experiment with the newly developed techniques and materials. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.