ERIC Number: ED243186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
From Effectiveness to Excellence: State School Improvement Policies and Programs. Proceedings of a Seminar (Portland, Oregon, September 12-13, 1983).
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Goal Based Education Program.
This report constitutes proceedings of a seminar held in Portland, Oregon (September 1983), by representatives of 15 state education agencies, conceived as a forum for exploring state-level policy and program options. Four topical areas were the subject of speaker presentations: "The Effective Schooling Research Base," by Ronald M. Smith (Northwest Regional Education Laboratory (NWREL) Goal Based Education Program); "Making Improvements Work: Advice from Research on Change," by Dr. Pat Cox (The NETWORK, Inc.); "Moving Toward Excellence: Recommendations from Reports on Schooling," by Dr. Robert E. Blum (NWREL Goal Based Education Program); and "Moving Toward Excellence: States Take Leadership," by Robert Van Slyke (Alaska Department of Education). Discussions were also held, focusing on specific questions and guided by a designated facilitator who recorded and reported key discussion results. These include "The Research Base: Perspectives from the States" (applicability of research to school improvement efforts, laws, policies, and regulations at the state level); "School Improvement: Approaches and Policies"; "Moving Toward Excellence: Perspectives on Excellence" (how states are meeting the challenge of recommendations from national reports); "Moving Toward Excellence: Advice on Policy"; and "Moving Toward Excellence: Networking among States for School Improvement." In some cases, contradictory approaches to these issues emerged from the discussions; these are included to assure representation of all viewpoints. (TE)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Goal Based Education Program.