ERIC Number: ED403628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Roads to the Future: Strategic Plan for Education Options in the 21st Century. Summary Report.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This plan summarizes the recommendations of a special Advisory Committee on Educational Options charged with developing a strategic plan for educational options within California. The committee was appointed in Spring 1990 by State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Bill Honig, with the goal of assessing the future needs for educational options, reviewing existing options, and proposing a long-term education plan. There are six chapters. Chapter 1 outlines the plan for a sustained effort to transform California's secondary schools into a system of educational options that encourages maximum achievement and holds students and programs responsible for core educational standards. Chapter 2 summarizes the need for educational options by examining societal and student needs, including preparing for the information age, combating the skill gap, responding to ethnic and cultural diversity, engaging students, and promoting lifelong learning. Chapter 3 reviews the performance of existing programs inside and outside the public school districts. Chapter 4 presents guidelines for long-term planning gained from a review of trends and projections by representatives from education, business, and the community. Chapter 5 offers the long-term steps and 21 strategic recommendations needed to improve education for youth. Chapter 6 outlines the steps needed to carry out the strategic plan. (JPT)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), High Schools, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, State Government, State Programs, Strategic Planning, Student Needs
Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 ($8).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California