ERIC Number: ED296961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May
Reference Count: N/A
Public High School Principals' Perceptions of Academic Reform. Center for Education Statistics Bulletin.
Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
A survey of public high school principals asked which policies, programs, and practices designed to improve learning were currently in operation at their schools, and whether these policies were instituted or substantially strengthened in the past 5 years. These policies reflect the school-level recommendations for education reform made in "A Nation at Risk." Results indicated that in general principals did not perceive factors about their teachers, schools, or districts to be major obstacles to the school's improvement. The major obstacles were perceived to be "outside" the school--students and families. About two-thirds of the principals would like greater authority in exchange for greater accountability for their school's educational outcomes. Survey results are displayed on tables, and a copy of the survey questionnaire is included. (JD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.