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ERIC Number: ED340143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Mar-31
Pages: 12
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Recommendations for Educational Reform Presented to the Education Committee of the Illinois Senate.
Makedon, Alexander
According to the Educational Reform Chicago Study Group, the traditional public school's text-paced classroom environment may be too bare, especially in poor neighborhoods, to help poor students learn, or too middle class to motivate all students to participate. We need to examine our present teaching methods, existing educational research, and research that could help solve educational problems in the future. This paper presents nine recommendations for linking educational research to improving the learning environment for economically disadvantaged children. These recommendations include: (1) building reform on the basis of educational research; (2) providing more incentives for educational research; (3) conducting research on Chicago reform plans; (4) learning from the lessons of past reform efforts; (5) urging policy makers to consult research sources; (6) organizing a legislative subcommittee on educational research; (7) providing funds for reform-oriented research; (8) conducting research on assisting poor students; and (9) setting up bold pilot educational programs in poor neighborhoods. Each recommendation is amplified by numerous research-based observations. (26 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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