ERIC Number: ED359853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Programs in the California State University that Support Public School Improvement.
California State Univ. and Colleges, Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor.
This publication describes programs in the California State University (CSU) system that support public school improvements in five areas: public school diversity, curriculum improvement, teacher diversification, teacher education, and leadership. An introduction notes the pressing urgency of school improvement and describes the need for business and community involvement in the five areas. The following five sections each cover one area providing an overview of issues followed by examples of relevant programs in which CSU is involved. The section on public school diversity notes that the majority of students in the California public school system are non-white and details concerns over an "achievement gap". Nine projects are described. The section on curriculum improvement also describes nine projects in this area. The section on diversifying the teacher pool discusses the projected shortage of teachers and two major statewide efforts to support beginning teachers. Nineteen projects are briefly summarized. Teacher education is focused on next with a discussion of reforms, national studies, and CSU accomplishments and challenges in this area. Six projects are described. Finally, the section on leadership describes statewide efforts overall as well as six sample programs for improving leadership. A conclusion stresses the complexity of the commitment to these issues. An article from the "Chronicle of Higher Education" on the CSU programs is appended. (JB)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Leadership, Minority Groups, Program Descriptions, Public Schools, School Community Relationship, School Demography, Teacher Education
CSU Academic Publications Program, 400 Golden Shore, Suite 132, Long Beach, CA 90802 ($8).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Community
Authoring Institution: California State Univ. and Colleges, Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor.