ERIC Number: ED356530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Working Designs for Change: Toward Implementation of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century (HB 3565). Report to the Oregon Legislative Assembly.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Oregon's Educational Act for the 21st Century is a remarkably comprehensive and systematic approach to school reform. Relying on a broad partnership of business leaders, parents, teachers, and educational professionals, it calls for a shift in public attitudes, a focus on outcome-based evaluations, and efforts to ensure its compatibility with other reform efforts. Early childhood and professional-technical education are pivotal components of the entire reform process. Conditions necessary for implementation are identified as: (1) attaining a critical mass of support; (2) implementing model programs; (3) reforming the entire system of preparation, licensure, and continued development; (4) time and support for collaborative work; (5) changing assessment techniques to include the Certificates of Initial and Advanced Mastery emphasizing foundational and effective living skills; (6) encouraging regional approaches; (7) reforming regulations; and (8) stabilizing and optimizing educational funding. Schools should encourage site-based decision making, nongraded primary education, alternative learning environments, extended school days or years, and the integration of social services. (TEJ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Citizen Participation, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Professional Development, School Based Management, School Restructuring, Systems Approach, Systems Development
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon