ERIC Number: ED273598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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Academic Work and Educational Excellence. Raising Student Productivity.
Tomlinson, Tommy M., Ed.; Walberg, Herbert J., Ed.
The papers presented in this book were selected from some 40 papers commissioned by the National Commission on Excellence in Education. The papers provided the commission with background information for its deliberations prior to the preparation of its report entitled "A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform." The following papers are included: (1) "A Nation at Risk: Background for a Working Paper" (Tommy M. Tomlinson); (2) "Twenty-five Years of American Education: An Interpretation" (Joseph Adelson); (3) "The Changing American Child" (Herbert Zimiles); (4) "What Is Learned in Elementary Schools" (Thomas L. Good); (5) "Between Elementary School and High School" (Beatrice A. Ward); (6) "Public Secondary Schools in the United States" (Philip A. Cusick); (7) "Making the Grade in College in the 1980s" (William F. Neumann); (8)"Academic Work" (Walter Doyle); (9) "Children's Motivation to Learn" (Deborah J. Stipek); (10) "Alternative Conceptions of Intelligence and Their Implications for Education" (Richard K. Wagner and Robert J. Sternberg); (11) "Achievement and Quality of Student Effort" (C. Robert Pace); and (12) "A Nation at Risk: Retrospect and Prospect" (Herbert J. Walberg). (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Educational Theories, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Characteristics, Social Change
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