ERIC Number: ED271406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Action Planning for Educational Reform in Missouri: Public Schools and Colleges of Education Helping One Another.
Ryan, Joseph F.; And Others
"The Excellence in Education Act of 1985" recently passed by the Missouri General Assembly provides incentives for school districts and other institutions to encourage programs that emphasize business-education partnerships, school improvement councils, parent participation proposals, instructional improvement projects, and other school improvement projects. Recommendations have been made to colleges of education to require of their teacher candidates: (1) clinical (school-based) instructional expertise; (2) excellent teachers to serve as role models; (3) adequate supervision specific to skill attainment; and (4) opportunity to interact with professional personnel in the total school community. Assistance to school districts in the planning and implementation of action plans for reform include these components: (1) preparing principals to be instructional leaders; (2) developing a performance-based teacher evaluation system; (3) providing for career ladders; and (4) planning and implementation of a school-wide discipline plan. This paper lists selected provisions of the state bill relating to both the public schools and the colleges or schools of education. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (Denver, CO, November 22-26, 1985).