ERIC Number: ED366095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Ten Years of State Education Reform, 1983-1993: Overview with Four Case Studies.
Massell, Diane; Fuhrman, Susan
This report examines the state of education reform and policymaking over the 10 years following publication of "A Nation at Risk" in 1983. It compares and contrasts 1983 and 1993 across a variety of aspects: (1) the changing constellation of power and authority in school reform; (2) the changes in the capacity of the system to undertake reform; and (3) new directions in the mechanisms of state policies directly targeted on classroom instruction. Major changes that have occurred since 1983 include a policy shift from input-focused education to a focus on results and systemic reform, a rise in the power of local educators and leaders, a closer examination of the capacity of states and local governments to implement reform, and the development of curricular frameworks and assessment instruments (particularly, testing). This report includes an abstract, introduction, overview, and three sections on the players, capacity for reform, and policy instruments. Appendices contain four case studies of educational reform in California, Florida, Georgia, and Minnesota. (Contains 126 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Outcomes of Education, Program Implementation, Public Education, School Restructuring, State Standards
Center for Policy Research in Education, Carriage House at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University, 86 Clifton Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1568 ($15).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Policy Research in Education.