ERIC Number: ED313770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
The Hawaii Plan: Educational Excellence for the Pacific Era. Recommendations to the Hawaii Business Roundtable. Summary, R/113-1.
Berman, Paul; And Others
A systematic vision is offered of what Hawaii education might be, and a plan that suggests how to get there is presented. The plan calls for a substantial financial investment and a commitment to a long-run program to achieve excellence. Quantitative data were collected by a survey of knowledgeable people who were asked to describe strengths and weaknesses of the public school system and to give ideas for improvement. Almost 2,000 officials, educators, and people of Hawaii responded. A broad discussion ensues, in light of these responses, of student performance in the current system and the need for major reforms in light of the challenges of the 21st century. An overview of recommendations is introduced, followed by a more detailed presentation of each reform. It is suggested to: (1) institute universal early childhood education; (2) reorganize K-12 governance and management; (3) modernize curriculum and instruction; (4) strengthen the teaching and administrative professions; and (5) renew secondary schools. The booklet closes with a summary of a transition plan and overall costs for implementing these recommendations. (SI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Hawaii Business Roundtable, Honolulu.
Authoring Institution: Berman, Weiler Associates, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii