ERIC Number: ED317544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
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Perceptions of Federally Recommended Reform Initiatives.
Graham, Michael W.; Ruhl, Max L.
This statewide analysis of Missouri public school superintendents and college admissions officers explored their perceptions of changes since the release of the Report of the President's Commission on Excellence in Education, "A Nation at Risk." In the spring of 1985, the Missouri Legislature adopted a far-reaching omnibus bill addressing 13 broad areas of educational reform. The statute called for a strengthening of standards at all levels of education and provided for the initiation of numerous programs to assist teachers and administrators in the field. In an attempt to measure educational reform in the State of Missouri, a questionnaire designed around the 38 recommendations made by the Commission pertaining to public education was sent to the 544 superintendents in the State. Results, based on a 60 percent response rate, indicate that Missouri has undertaken significant legislative reforms which are now reaching students in the classroom. A list of the major reform initiatives contained in the Excellence in Education Act is included, along with a brief explanation of each item. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri