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ERIC Number: ED405369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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Pennsylvania Educational Reform: Issues Related to Strategic Planning for Implementation of Student Learning Outcomes.
Pliska, Ann-Maureen
In June 1993, revisions to the Pennsylvania School Code changed requirements for high school graduation from time spent in the classroom to mastery of 53 student learning outcomes. Districts were mandated to develop a strategic plan that included active community participation in implementing these new regulations. This study examined 17 districts in Southwestern Pennsylvania that were among the 175 Pennsylvania districts that were the first to implement this mandate to do strategic planning. Issues and problems that emerged centered around areas of communication and economics of the region. Communication problems were most apparent with regard to understanding the requirements of implementation and communication between the state department of education and the districts and between the districts and planning committees. Communication problems were also evident with respect to managing the process and special interest groups and personal agendas. The allocation of both financial and human resources was a second area of concern. An appendix contains a table of the major issues and problems in the planning effort. (Contains 1 appendix table and 48 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania