ERIC Number: ED259439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Striving for Excellence: Strengthening Secondary Education in Michigan.
Michigan Commission on High Schools, Lansing.
On the basis of research reports, a survey of secondary school principals, a public opinion survey, state comparisons, public hearing testimony, and findings from high school visitations, the Michigan Commission on High Schools developed recommendations for improving seven aspects of secondary education in Michigan. First, the commission recommends extensive strengthening of state and local requirements for graduation and proposes methods for revising policies to support such requirements. Second, more stringent admission requirements for universities and four-year colleges are urged. Strengthening teacher training, certification standards, and professional development programs is the commission's third focus of concern. Fourth, the commission suggests policies that will increase and improve learning time available to students. Fifth, a recognition program to reward excellence is encouraged. The commission recommends that districts join together to offer courses otherwise impractical to provide. Finally, the commission suggests actions that should be taken to develop processes that will continually renew improvement efforts locally and at the state level. Notes provide data supporting the recommendations. (PGD)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Faculty Development, Government School Relationship, Graduation Requirements, Postsecondary Education, School Districts, Secondary Education, State Action, State Boards of Education, State Departments of Education, State Programs, State Standards, Teacher Education, Time Factors (Learning)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals, Ann Arbor.; Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Commission on High Schools, Lansing.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan