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ERIC Number: ED356563
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Setting Regional Priorities for America 2000.
Bellott, Fred K.; And Others
Since 1984, public schools have undergone three waves of reform. An effort to raise student achievement was followed by putting greater demands on teachers. The current and third wave emphasizes using the resources of business, industry, and the community to improve education. The goals of this reform movement were codified in the America 2000 program, which sought to improve the educational opportunities for children and adults. In 1992, there was a meeting of the Southwestern New Mexico Regional Conference on America 2000 National Education Goals. A follow-up questionnaire sent to conference participants revealed that noneducators were more pleased with the meeting than educators. Generally, the most positive results from the conference were the growing partnerships between the community and the educational system and the recognition of their importance. Educators and noneducators felt that significant educational funding increases were needed. Both groups also doubted the long-term effects of America 2000. Also agreed upon was that school-community partnerships would increase, larger schools would benefit more, better preparation of children for school was needed, and drugs and violence needed to be eradicated from schools. Tables and figures on the survey are included. (Contains 18 references.) (JPT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico