ERIC Number: ED093864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Better Schools through Better Partnerships: The Final Report and Recommendations of the Council of Chief State School Officers' National Field Task Force on the Improvement and Reform of American Education.
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This report is one of six to be released by as many task forces on educational improvement and reform. The eight sections of this report include: (a) an introduction, which discusses the work of the task force; (b) an overview of the development and current operation of state education agencies (SEAs); (c) a view of the SEA as an effective change agent; (d) a discussion of accountability as a basis of reform; (e) a discussion of the utilization of competency-based teacher education/certification as a means of educational reform; (f) an overview of the status of women in education with regard to employment in the field and curriculum content; (g) a list of selected areas of program development; and (h) a program of fiscal reform in education. The areas designated for program improvement are career education, adult and continuing education, bilingual-bicultural education, early childhood education, Indian education, and educational television. The task force's fiscal concerns center around the issues of (a) continuity of support for program development; (b) adequate levels of federal funding; (c) flexibility in the use of federal funds; (d) timeliness of federal appropriations; (e) administrative impoundment of appropriated funds; and (f) the responsibility of individual states to support education and equalize educational opportunity. The report includes a 49-item bibliography. (HMD)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Federal State Relationship, Females, Program Development, State Agencies, State Departments of Education, State Federal Aid
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Improvement of Educational Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.