ERIC Number: ED413659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Keys to a Quality Education.
Oregon Association of School Executives.; Confederation of Oregon School Administrators, Salem.
Oregon's Education Act for the 21st Century has profound implications for the educational system in Oregon. It involves the implementation of statewide standards, represents a major change from a time-based to a standards-based educational system, and requires schools to ensure that all students achieve the performance standards for each curricular area. This report to the Governor's Quality Education Task Force delves into the implications and realities of implementing educational reform. The report focuses on each of the following standards: academic-content, performance, and opportunity-to-learn. To give all students adequate opportunity to learn, the Oregon Association of School Executives School Funding Coalition recommends smaller class sizes; more training and support for teachers; the expansion of instructional hours and days; adequate, up-to-date learning materials and tools; sufficient staffing; additional funding to foster strong educational leadership; and investment in school infrastructure. Finally, statewide discussion among all constituent groups is needed to develop a shared vision for public education. (Contains 18 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oregon Governor's Office, Salem.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Association of School Executives.; Confederation of Oregon School Administrators, Salem.