ERIC Number: ED252982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Policy Options for Education Reform: A Policy Analysis Paper. Discussion Draft.
Hansen, Kenneth H.
This document examines approaches to educational reform currently under consideration in the Pacific Northwest and discusses policy issues involved with these reform efforts. The introduction discusses broad-scale policy issues, including the setting of priorities amid the diversity of reforms, the clarifying of beliefs and selection of changes that policymakers truly believe in, the analysis of constraints, and the analysis of consequences stemming from various options. The first major section thereafter discusses issues arising from efforts to increase requirements and raise standards. These issues include establishing the motivation for increasing requirements, uniformity of requirements, locus of control (state or local), clarifying requirements, assessment, nonperformers, and equity. The second major section covers teacher salary reforms, including merit pay, master teacher programs, differentiated staffing, career ladders, and output measures. Issues discussed include policy motivation, projected effect on instructional improvement, and the relative advantages and disadvantages of each approach. (TE)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Career Ladders, Differentiated Staffs, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Instructional Improvement, Master Teachers, Merit Pay, School District Autonomy, School Effectiveness, State School District Relationship, Teacher Salaries
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Northwest Center for State Educational Policy Studies.