ERIC Number: ED340457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Time for a Change: A Report to the People of Iowa.
Sutton, James H.
This report identifies what Iowa teachers say must be done to transform schools comprehensively. Recommendations in the key areas of time, authority and responsibility, evaluation and accountability, and early childhood education, are offered. In regard to these recommendations, three major elements have the greatest leverage for change: decentralization of decision-making, personalization of instruction, and technology. The report argues that these elements have the power to transform schools at the lowest possible costs, and that business, education and government should support a common agenda at all levels to insure that schools are transformed in the shortest possible time. The report was based on 1,540 questionnaires submitted to focus groups of teachers, and responded to by teacher leaders at local, regional, and state levels. (SH)
Descriptors: Accountability, Decentralization, Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Federal State Relationship, Individualized Instruction, Preschool Education, School Restructuring, Teacher Response, Teacher Responsibility, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Education Association, Des Moines.