ERIC Number: ED310178
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Declaration of Policy. The Role of the Commission in Achieving Educational Equity.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
The California Postsecondary Education Commission adopted a declaration of policy in 1988 in order to clarify and communicate its responsibility to advance educational equity in the context of the demographic changes occurring in California. A committee on educational equity examined the Commission's past actions and activities relating to educational equity and found no insights into ways the State can achieve equity given the changes in demographics. This lack of insight created a sense of urgency which led to the declaration of policy. The major parts of the declaration are the following: (1) a definition of educational equity which includes quantitative and qualitative dimensions; (2) four reasons that educational equity is a critical issue in the State; (3) the principles which guide the achievement of educational equity; and (4) eight interrelated roles which the Commission will assume so that educational equity will be integrated within all of its statewide policy and program review and coordinative functions. (VM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Demography, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Position Papers, State Departments of Education, State School District Relationship
Publications Office, California Postsecondary Education Commission, Third Floor, 1020 Twelfth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814-3985 (free).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California