ERIC Number: ED244541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct-4
Reference Count: N/A
Public Hearing on Excellence in Education (Dallas, Texas, October 4, 1982).
National Commission on Excellence in Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Perspectives on excellence in education are addressed in a 1982 public hearing. Representatives from Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and New Mexico are among the witnesses. Attention is directed to federal policy toward excellence in education and signs of improvement. It is noted that many school districts have set rigorous standards for promotion and graduation. The Reagan Administration has reduced paperwork and reporting requirements, proposed legislation concerning vocational and adult education and the education of children with limited English proficiency, and enhanced state and local capacities through the Commission on Educational Excellence and through a new technology initiative. It is also suggested that the federal government should choose some priorities such as the effort in foreign languages. Additional topics include the following: social changes that have affected student achievement, factors that have influenced student achievement, the importance of teacher education to improve schooling, the need to promote competence in the basic skills, developments in southeastern states and implications for the pursuit of excellence in public education, needs of the disruptive child, discipline in the schools, declining parental involvement in the schools, the pursuit of equal educational opportunities, and the problem of school financing. (SW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Excellence in Education (ED), Washington, DC.