ERIC Number: ED236774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
The Excellence Report: Using It to Improve Your Schools.
American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.
The National Commission on Excellence in Education authored a report, "A Nation At Risk," that investigates the declining state of the educational system in America, identifies specific problem areas, and offers multiple recommendations for improvement. This publication is designed to help school administrators use the Commission's report to improve schools and build support for quality education. It contains the complete text of the report, an outline of key concepts in the report, questions administrators may be asked about the report, and possible frameworks around which administrators may wish to build their own answers. Specific suggestions are offered administrators including using the report as a basis for discussions or planning sessions involving various groups along with ways to structure the format for such meetings. Other suggestions include forming a coalition for excellence in the community, and communicating the key concepts mentioned in the report to the community through speeches, newsletters, the news media, and personal contact. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Administrator Guides, Back to Basics, Comparative Education, Competency Based Education, Core Curriculum, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Futures (of Society), Government School Relationship, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Low Achievement, National Programs, Outcomes of Education, Public Education, Relevance (Education), School Effectiveness, Teacher Education, Technological Literacy, Time Factors (Learning), Underachievement
Publications, American Association of School Administrators, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, VA 22209 (Stock No. 021-00719; $1.00; add $1.50 postage and handling on orders totalling less than $15.00; quantity discounts on orders of over 200 copies; orders for less than $15.00 must be prepaid).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.