ERIC Number: ED349674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Keys to Changing the System. Report of the Action Team on the School Years.
National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.
The state initiatives described in this report are geared toward meeting the national education goals. Although they vary considerably, the initiatives emphasize the importance of establishing high-level goals and standards applicable to all students and providing local flexibility in exchange for accountability. Many initiatives involve: (1) comprehensive legislative packages addressing all six national goals and stressing connections between K-12 education, early childhood, and lifelong learning efforts; (2) new broad-based coalitions of educators, policy-makers, and business people working to develop comprehensive statewide strategic plans for educational improvement and a common core of learning; and (3) educational reform efforts stressing school-based decision making, new approaches to curriculum, instruction, and assessment, and professional development opportunities for educators. Regarding implementation, governors need to communicate clearly the reform goals and directions to the public, overcome reluctance to change, create long-term solutions in the face of short-term pressures, and support and sustain systemwide human resource development. The individual plans of Arizona, Arkansas, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Wyoming are summarized. (MLH)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Lifelong Learning, Long Range Planning, National Competency Tests, Professional Development, School Based Management, State Legislation
National Governors' Association Publications, P.O. Box 421, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701 ($16.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.