ERIC Number: ED345341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Schools of the Marketplace: A New Generation of American Schools.
This design proposal for "Schools of the Marketplace" describes a system that does not rely on government bureaucracy to operate. Instead, it allows parents and students to choose their teachers, evaluates student performance more on results of projects and papers than on standardized tests, empowers teachers to form professional groups rather than depend entirely on unions, and takes advantage of a new entity--the Educational Development Corporation--to both guide and profit from the enterprise of education. The first of seven parts in the design plan addresses the intended outcomes through student, teacher, and organizational development. The second part outlines the basic concept, organization, finance and governance, and design of marketplace schools. The third part outlines the design team and its qualifications, and the fourth part gives the theoretical bases. The fifth part considers budget, and evaluation of marketplace schools is described in part 6. The final part gives the strategy for convincing others to put this design in place. Supporting documents include a paper entitled "Time to Shift the Paradigm," by Michael Rothschild, which addresses bionomics; and three papers by Richard Meinhard: "A Developmental Baseline Profile of 12 Key Elementary Science Concepts/Processes,""Concept/Process-Based Science," and "Contributions of Piaget to Science Education." (RR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Private Schools, School Choice, School Organization
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cascade Policy Inst., Portland, OR.; Institute for Developmental Sciences, Portland, OR.