ERIC Number: ED360524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Educating for High Performance. Honoring Change in Connecticut's Schools. Selected Change Efforts.
Connecticut Business and Industry Association, Hartford.; Connecticut State Council on Vocational-Technical Education, Hartford.; Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
This booklet describes 46 change efforts that Connecticut educators have undertaken to ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn at high levels and to succeed in a high performance economy. They are organized by category according to whether they are district-level changes, demonstration schools, or instructional practices. A summary and contact person are included for each change effort. District-level changes include the following: systemwide strategic planning, success-oriented model, shared decision making, total quality in education, systemwide performance assessment, and systemwide restructuring. Demonstration school changes relate to these areas: shared decision making, restructuring, total quality education in a high school, changes for the 21st century, school-within-a-school, coalition of essential schools, student education planning, and student competencies as well as student demonstrations. These instructional practices are recognized: interdisciplinary curriculum; chemistry with computers; principles of technology; authentic assessment--mathematics; sci-math-tech curriculum; portfolio assessment; promoting gender equity; geography lab; early intervention/reading; integrated learning initiative; teaching total quality techniques; multilevel classes; Green Wave Enterprises; integrated guidance program; instilling academic responsibility; alternative assessment--English; tech prep; computer technology plan; technology in math; community support program; teen parenting program; individualized vocational education; and integration of vocational and academic education. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Career Guidance, Demonstration Programs, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidance Programs, Instructional Innovation, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Participative Decision Making, Sex Fairness, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Strategic Planning, Technology Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut Business and Industry Association, Hartford.; Connecticut State Council on Vocational-Technical Education, Hartford.; Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut