ERIC Number: ED376567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The State of the Nation's Public Schools. A Conference Report.
Elam, Stanley, Ed.
This book contains 16 papers presented at a conference on the state of America's public schools. Phi Delta Kappa, the Institute for Educational Leadership, and the Educational Excellence Network sponsored the conference held in Washington, D.C., on February 4-5, 1993. The authors of the papers were asked to comment on what is right and what is wrong with the public schools, and to offer a vision for the future. Following the introduction by Jack Kosoy, the 16 chapters in part 1 include: (1) "Strengths and Weaknesses of American Education" (Michael W. Kirst); (2) "American Education: The Good, the Bad, and the Task" (Harold Hodgkinson); (3) "American Schools: Good, Bad, or Indifferent?" (Denis P. Doyle); (4) "Mythology and the American System of Education" (David C. Berliner); (5)"What's In? What's Out? American Education in the Nineties" (John Murphy); (6) "American Public Education: The Relevance of Choice" (Nathan Glazer); (7) "From Tinkering to True Reform" (Keith Geiger); (8) "The Task Before Us" (Albert Shanker); (9) "Quickening the Pace: The Need for Faster Improvement in Public Education" (Ted Sanders); (10) "Perfect Policies and Imperfect People: What Happens When They Collide?" (Kati Haycock); (11) "Keeping Our Promise to America's Children: A Standards-Based Vision for School Reform" (Pascal D. Forgione, Jr.); (12) "A Case Study in Systemic Reconstruction: The Struggle to Transform the Schools in Springfield, Massachusetts" (Peter J. Negroni); (13) "The Butterfly Effect--Small Changes with Big Consequences: Challenges for Public Education" (Sally B. Kilgore); (14) "Reclaiming American Indian Education" (Norbert S. Hill, Jr.); and (15) "Revitalizing America's Public Schools Through Systemic Change" (Gene R. Carter). Part 2 contains the keynote address by Harold Hodgkinson; a summary of what's right and what's wrong with America's educational vision; a summary of discussion session; group summaries of the plenary session; information on the Clinton Administration, the 103rd Congress, and education; and the principal conference themes and participants. (LMI)
Descriptors: Conference Proceedings, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Futures (of Society), Public Schools, School Restructuring
Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 408 N. Union, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($12).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.