ERIC Number: ED126621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
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Some Criteria for Assessing Statewide Reform: Can California "RISE" to the Challenge?
Stout, Robert T.; Spady, William G.
This paper discusses the report of the California Commission on the Reform of Intermediate and Secondary Education and the proposed Reform of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RISE) bill that resulted from that report. In particular, the authors focus on whether the commission's report and the bill constitute genuine educational reform in terms of Spady's criteria for educational reform. According to Spady's definition, educational reform must include (1) changes in instructional content, (2) changes in educational governance, (3) changes in the functions of schooling, (4) changes in the structure and allocation of educational resources, and (5) changes in access to and the outcomes of schooling. The authors conclude that the RISE report and bill meet many of these reform criteria, but that their ultimate success will depend on the creation of strong regulations and guidelines for implementation, the availability of a great deal of new money to finance implementation, and the support of the citizens of California. (JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: California