ERIC Number: ED336831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
From Rhetoric to Action: State Progress in Restructuring the Education System.
National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.
The nation's Governors resolved to lead restructuring efforts in their states as part of their commitment to achieve the national education goals by the year 2000. States are experimenting with a range of approaches to restructuring, depending on their resources, demographics, governance structures, and traditions. This report describes states' progress in restructuring education at the beginning stages. The first section discusses what restructuring means and how states are meeting the challenge of linking together changes in several parts of the system. The report then looks at examples of strategies under way and progress in overcoming major barriers. Among the lessons learned from recent state experience is that states must create strategies for sustaining commitment beyond policymakers' terms of office. Appendices contain the following: (1) national education goals and objectives; (2) restructuring frameworks; and (3) a brief overview of the approach each state has taken to improve its education system. (MLF)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, School Restructuring, Staff Development, State Action, State Programs
Publications, National Governors' Association, 444 North Capitol Street, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20001-1572 ($15.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement and Reform of Schools and Teaching (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.