ERIC Number: ED359618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Decade of Change: Public Education Reform in Texas 1981-1992. Special Project Report.
Clark, Catherine; And Others
In 1981, Texas embarked on a 10-year period of educational reform. This report presents findings of a policy research project that documented and analyzed these reforms to serve as a guide for future policy developments. Following the introduction, chapter 2, entitled "Student Reforms," addresses issues of curriculum, assessment and dropout reduction. Chapter 3, on "Teacher Reforms," describes initiatives passed to improve teacher quality and to attract and retain good teachers. Topics discussed in the fourth chapter, concerning governance and accountability reforms, include decentralizing the decision making process, establishing statewide goals and standards, and accrediting school districts (with suitable awards and incentives). are discussed in the fourth chapter. The concluding chapter summarizes the school finance reforms of the past decade and considers the dilemma of how to improve financial equity. Four tables are included. The appendix contains a summary of state educational reform legislation. (Contains 117 notes.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Policy Formation, Public Education, Public Schools, State Government, State Legislation, State Standards
Texas Center for Educational Research, P.O. Box 2947, Austin, TX 78768-2947 ($12 including postage and handling); Publications Office, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, Drawer Y, University Station, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78713 ($12 including postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.; Texas Center for Educational Research, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas