ERIC Number: ED312753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Restructuring Schools: The Second Wave of Education Reform. An LR391 Staff Report to the Education Committee.
Hargesheimer, Dick; And Others
Because future workers will experience rapid changes in both work technologies and jobs, and because America's wellbeing is dependent upon a successfully educated and highly skilled work force, students must develop the capacity to learn new skills and tasks quickly. The traditional school structure of passive student participation is not conducive to preparing most students for the demands and challenges of the new economy. Nebraska, with its strong tradition of local control, did not respond to the first wave of educational reform (1983 through 1987) with as many standardized mandates as did most other states. To provide policymakers and educators with an opportunity to explore the concepts and principles of school restructuring, a Nebraska "Talking With Educators" project could be initiated. The project's purposes would be to solicit data from the local school districts about restructuring, provide the districts with the principles and approaches to restructuring efforts occurring elsewhere, and encourage the development of local action agendas; questionnaires and statewide and local forums could be included. Participants might be teams of local school district educators, comprised of teachers, parents, board members, administrators, legislators, and students; the teams would facilitate multiple perspectives to enhance understanding and to build innovative approaches to educational improvement. (36 footnotes and 30 references) (KM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Legislative Council, Lincoln. Legislative Research Div.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska