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ERIC Number: ED115525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 71
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the California Commission for Reform of Intermediate and Secondary Education.
California State Commission for Reform of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Sacramento.
Recommendations for immediate and long-range changes in California intermediate and secondary schools are presented. These recommendations chart ways to make schools more effective, more enjoyable, and more conducive to a continued interest in learning. Specifically, some of the recommendations call for such reforms as (1) recognizing and accepting each learner as the principal client of the school; (2) relying on demonstrated proficiency in learning activities, instead of depending on "seat time," as the basis for awarding credit to learners; (3) offering a system of learning options in terms of time, place, programs, and formats to give learners a wide choice of ways to achieve their learning goals; (4) allowing credit and noncredit "furloughs" that allow learners to leave and reenter the school system; (5) emphasizing mastery of essential skills by all learners, particularly the skills of reading, writing, and computation; (6) instructional emphasis on social concepts that reflect present and future needs and concerns; (7) providing extensive opportunities for career exploration, awareness, and preparation; (8) developing personal values, responsibilities, and decision-making skills; (9) eliminating average daily attendance as the basis for state funding; and (10) involving learners, parents, staff, and others in the decision-making process at the local and school system level, including involvement in the selection and review of staff. (Author/DE)
Bureau of Publications Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, California 95802 ($0.85)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: California State Commission for Reform of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California