ERIC Number: ED359181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Finding Time for School Reform: Obstacles and Answers.
Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.; Kentucky Education Association, Louisville.
The Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) of 1990 has given educators the authority as well as the responsibility for improving educational practices within their schools. A study group of five Kentucky teachers assisted by the Kentucky Education Association and the Appalachia Educational Laboratory was formed to research the extent and uses of out-of-school time investment in KERA reforms and to identify promising initiatives that create collaborative planning/meeting time. This document reports the results of a statewide telephone survey of Kentucky educators who implement innovative methods to create time. According to the findings, the majority of respondents spend time attending meetings and participating in professional development or training; they have made tremendous commitments to KERA-related activities in personal out-of-school time in comparison to released time provided. The report also provides a review of related literature, a rationale for overhauling the organizational culture of schools to create time for reform, graphs and charts illustrating survey findings, recommendations for creating time for reform, descriptions of successful school plans for implementation of reform mandates, and a bibliography. (LL)
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Legislation, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Released Time, School Restructuring, Secondary School Teachers, State Standards, State Surveys, Teacher Responsibility, Time Management, Time Perspective
AEL Distribution Center, P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325 ($6).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.; Kentucky Education Association, Louisville.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Kentucky Education Reform Act 1990