ERIC Number: ED370241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Reinventing Education. Issue Paper No. 1, Investing in People Project.
As businesses are remodeling their workplaces into "high-performance work organizations," states must reorganize their education systems to accommodate the changing world of work and to produce citizens able to compete in the global economy. This paper is the first in a series of reports by the Investing in People (IIP) Project, which is funded by the DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund. It provides an overview of the issues and concerns surrounding school restructuring and provides examples of state reform efforts when available. Following the preface, acknowledgments, executive summary, and introduction, chapter 1 examines states that are restructuring their entire school systems. Chapter 2 describes various administrative structures, such as school-based management, charter schools, and school choice. The third chapter looks at changing the ways teachers teach, including changes in curriculum, standards, assessment, and instruction methods, as well as a focus on teaching complex thinking skills and meeting minority students' needs. Changes in the way students learn are explored in the fourth chapter, such as class size, multi-age classrooms, school-year length, and alternative schools and programs. Chapter 5 describes the efforts of states at integrating educational and social services. One idea is to coordinate child care, health care, and social services through interagency councils. Chapters 6 and 7 discuss community partnerships and programs for life-long learning, respectively. The final chapter describes the comprehensive education reform legislation passed by Kentucky and Oregon. The appendix contains a list of state contacts. Contains 17 references. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Labor Force Development, Productivity, School Business Relationship, School Organization, School Restructuring, State Action, State Legislation, State Standards
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.; Jobs for the Future, Inc., Cambridge, MA.