ERIC Number: ED362123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
K through 12 School Reform: Implications and Responsibilities for Higher Education.
Intersegmental Coordinating Council, Sacramento, CA.
This document reviews elementary and secondary education reform movements in California in relation to student preparation for higher education, particularly whether movements now underway are substantive and convincing. The report reviews the national context for educational reform and California's role in that movement. Discussion of reforms in the State notes demographic and social changes, curricular reforms, competency statements, and statewide reform initiatives which have included preschool education, elementary education, and secondary education. Review of these movements includes case studies of two intersegmental programs. Technical and vocational preparation education are also examined. A look at school restructuring considers legislative action and business-education partnerships in Charter schools. Efforts on assessment include evaluation of the California Learning Assessment System and a case study of the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Program. A section on teacher preparation, induction, and professional development covers recruiting, retaining, and diversifying the pool of new teachers, two case studies on special programs, bilingual teacher training, and professional development. With each topic the document describes new developments, assesses their effectiveness, and relates the effort to higher education. A conclusion emphasizes that understanding and responding to the curricular and pedagogical reforms is a responsibility for all faculty in all educational institutions. (Contains 24 resources. (JB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Government Role, Higher Education, Minority Group Teachers, Preschool Education, Professional Development, School Restructuring, Statewide Planning, Teacher Education, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
Intersegmental Coordinating Council, 621 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intersegmental Coordinating Council, Sacramento, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California