ERIC Number: ED281827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Imperatives of Lasting Public School Reform.
Pierce, Truman M.
This book considers the appropriateness of efforts for lasting and effective school reform, particularly focusing on the dissatisfaction many individuals feel about current reform efforts. Four related areas are discussed: (1) an overview of the American experience in education, its cornerstone and its sociological, economic, and philosophical foundations; (2) analysis of various attempts made during this century to improve schools; (3) projection of needed reforms that must be made if schools are to keep faith with their true owners; and (4) imperatives of lasting reform (selecting and preparing competent professionals for the schools, creating and maintaining an environment that enables and encourages the professional to make a career in the classroom, and developing and implementing a program of continuous school district evaluation). Chapters address: the recurring trial of public schools; why schools struggle to keep up; the making of a professional teacher; a professional career in the classroom; and an evaluation component for school systems. (CB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Auburn Univ., AL. Truman Pierce Inst. for the Advancement of Teacher Education.