ERIC Number: ED421763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
A Policymakers' Guide to Education Reform Networks.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This guide is designed to enhance state policymakers' understanding of education reform networks by providing information about the kinds of networks available, how they work, and the benefits and services they offer to participants. The text is not intended as an exhaustive compendium of every network operating throughout the United States, but it does present information that can help teachers and other school and district leaders learn about approaches to instruction, curriculum design, assessment, professional development, and management that have proved effective in other settings. The information can also help educators adapt these approaches to their own circumstances. The report explores the various kinds of reform networks and discusses how networks enhance state reform, focusing on system flexibility and professional development. Various ways in which states support reform networks are also detailed, such as in managing networks, investing in networks, evaluating networks, communications links, and other methods. Suggestions on how to choose a network are offered. Two appendices feature a guide to major reform networks located throughout the country and some research and evaluation reports of reform networks. (RJM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Policy Formation, Professional Development, School Effectiveness, Standards
Education Commission of the States, Distribution Center, 707 17th Street, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427 (Stock No. SI-97-11; $10 plus $3 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.