ERIC Number: ED136396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Policy Implications for Educational Reform: Federal Experimental Schools and California's Early Childhood Education.
Kirst, Michael W.
This paper analyzes key elements of reform strategies for two programs--the Federal Experimental Schools (E-S) and California's Early Childhood Program (ECE). The paper begins with implications derived from five case studies of rural experimental schools projects. The references to specific cases provide empirical support for the assertions. The pessimistic conclusions from the E-S part are then contrasted with better outcomes from ECE. Outcomes are described in terms of impact on school programs and processes. The focus is the E-S or ECE impact on the content of the educational programs and teaching strategies to which children are exposed; that is, the purposes, intended outcomes, and methods of instruction. The paper concludes with general prescriptions for educational reform. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, N.Y., April 4-8, 1977)