ERIC Number: ED115525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Nontraditional Education, Relevance (Education), Statewide Planning
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
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: California State Commission for Reform of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California