ERIC Number: ED313171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Education in a Changing South: New Policies, Patterns and Programs. Report on the Continuing Conference (6th, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2-4, 1988). Legislating Comprehensive Policy for Children and Youth for the 90s.
Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta, GA.
In November 1988, the sixth annual Continuing Conference of the Southern Education Foundation brought together about 140 veteran educators, civil rights advocates, and experts on federal education policymaking in an effort to candidly reexamine the role of the Federal Government in education. Discussion focused on: (1) how to return the Federal Government to its proper role; (2) the need for fundamental changes in education; (3) the obsolescence of traditional schooling; (4) challenges for urban schools; (5) how to move the Federal Government from retrenchment to activism; (6) responses from a panel of former federal education officials; (7) an approach to successful schools that emphasizes the promotion of social development of at-risk children; (8) the struggle for children's health; (9) preventive implementation as the basis of national policy on children and youth; and (10) committee recommendations redefining federal education priorities. Attendees produced a Continuing Conference Omnibus Education Act with six titles: equity and excellence programs for disadvantaged children; investment in recruitment and training of educators; early childhood education; special education and rehabilitation; school-to-work transition; and research and demonstration. Attendees, and their addresses and affiliations, are listed. (RH)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged, Early Childhood Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Policy Formation, Prevention, Research and Development, School Health Services, Special Education, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta, GA.