ERIC Number: ED300866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Excellence and Potential Dropouts: Theory, Research, and Policy Implications.
Lanier, Mark W.
This paper suggests that the current wave of educational reform carries with it a conception of "excellence" derived from concern for the productivity of the nation's human potential. First, differing concepts of excellence are addressed, followed by a discussion of recent educational reforms that are perceived as threats to students who are at risk of dropping out. Finally, policy implications of this discussion are considered. Sixty-nine references are included. Appended is a summary of excellence reforms perceived as threats to at-risk students in member states served by the Appalachia Educational Laboratory and a summary of policy recommendations. (SI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.