ERIC Number: ED193772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Educational Productivity. The Impact of Policy Decisions on School Performance.
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
In order to elicit discussion on issues of concern to policy-makers at all levels of government, the Regional Planning and Service Project of the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory invited educational policy-makers from its region to participate in a symposium on the impact of policy decisions on school performance. Symposium participants heard Dr. Arthur Wise of The Rand Corporation, Dr. Guilbert Hentschke of the University of Rochester, and Dr. Robert Scanlon, secretary of education in Pennsylvania. Dr. Wise concluded that policy intervention from federal and state government and from the judiciary have contributed to the bureaucratization of the classroom and that these changes are creating profound and unanticipated changes in American education. Dr. Hentschke maintained that the issue of equality in the delivery of educational services cannot be separated from the issue of productivity and that policy-makers need to examine both issues to determine whether the net benefit has been worth the net cost. Dr. Scanlon concluded that the crisis in American education is not one of low productivity but of diminished confidence of the community in the educational system and that the challenge today is to build or restore that confidence. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Note: Produced by the Regional Planning and Service Project. Report of an invitational symposium (Little Rock, AR, March 1980). Chart may not reproduce clearly due to broken print of original document.