ERIC Number: ED352141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Primary School, School-Based Decision Making, Family Resource/Youth Services Centers. First Year Reports to the Prichard Committee.
Raths, James; And Others
These three reports by national consultants assess first year progress in implementing state mandated educational reforms in Kentucky. First, "The Status of Primary School Reform in Kentucky and Its Implications," by James Rath, Lilian Katz, and John Fanning, reports on site visits to 14 public schools to assess progress in implementing the Kentucky Educational Reform Act (KERA) in primary schools. Findings with respect to the introduction of cooperative learning, developmentally appropriate practice, authentic assessment, parent involvement, and multi-age grouping practices are presented, along with administrators', parents', and teachers' views about KERA mandates. Next, "School-Based Decision Making: Observations on Progress," by Jane L. David, presents results of interviews with Kentucky education officials, school visits, and a review of newspaper articles and other documents. The report indicates that as of June 1992, almost 500 of Kentucky's 1,366 schools had councils for school-based decision making in operation and most had participated in some type of workshop. Finally, "Assessment of Family Resource and Youth Services Centers," by Phillip W. Roeder, presents findings from site visits to six centers, interviews with educators and government officials, and an analysis of program data from state and local agencies. The report indicates that 133 Family Resource and Youth Services Centers were established in 1991-92 to serve 232 schools, and that most of the centers are successfully addressing the emotional, physical, and social needs of students. (AC)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Community Attitudes, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Participation, Participative Decision Making, Primary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, School Administration, School Based Management, State Legislation, State Programs, Teacher Attitudes
The Prichard Committee, P.O. Box 1658, Lexington, KY 40592-1658.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, Lexington, KY.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Kentucky Education Reform Act 1990