ERIC Number: ED075290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Directions to Better Education.
Dochterman, Clifford L.; Beshoar, Barron B.
The educational system of the 60's and early 70's is not adequate to solve present problems, correct failures of traditional education, or meet new challenges. This monograph offers directions toward better education to meet future needs of the nation. Educational problems such as unequal opportunities, undefined goals, inadequately prepared teachers, and confidence gaps exist. Although the primary responsibility for educational improvement rests with the citizens of each state, the state education agency has a major leadership role, in cooperation with local school systems, other educational institutions and organizations, other state agencies, the legislature, the governor, and federal education agencies. The state education agency can help establish goals and policies, needed changes, determine priorities, and assist with implementation, evaluation, and accountability. The listed directions in which most state education agencies are moving are new and desirable. Citizens and their public officials need to join with educators at all levels to make fundamental improvements essential to meet the rapidly changing needs of society. A related document is ED 047 409. (SJM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Agency Cooperation, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Problems, Educational Quality, Educational Responsibility, Leadership, Social Change, State Departments of Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Improving State Leadership in Education, Denver, CO.
Note: Based on the publication, "Emerging State Responsibilities For Education"