ERIC Number: ED344296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Public School Reform.
Multidisciplinary Academy of Clinical Education, Pasadena, CA.
The Multidisciplinary Academy of Clinical Education (MACE) believes that collaboration among children, teachers, parents, and clinicians is essential to prevent educational disabilities and handicaps. In this report, MACE offers suggestions regarding the general education of all children. A growing number of children are classified as having learning disabilities simply because they have lacked suitable educational opportunities. Most learning problems can be prevented by more efficacious general education that accommodates individual differences in children's learning styles. MACE believes the following elements are essential to improving the quality of U.S. public education: (1) ensuring competent parenting; (2) designing schools to serve their communities; (3) transforming schools into learning communities; (4) enhancing teacher professionalism; (5) reforming school personnel education; and (6) establishing a national education watch. Successful identification and management of learning disabilities means increasing public awareness, detecting functional and educational disabilities early, providing a continuum of services, involving children and their parents, employing a variety of approaches, developing the clinical educator role, and providing administrative integration and support. Specific actions are recommended, along with a topical list of 121 books and articles. (MLH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Cooperative Programs, Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Individual Differences, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Problems, Prevention, Public Education, Public Schools, Special Needs Students
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Multidisciplinary Academy of Clinical Education, Pasadena, CA.