ERIC Number: ED467227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Future Is Now: Addressing Social Issues in Schools of the 21st Century.
Pecori, Jeanne, Ed.
State boards and schools need to reframe how they view the role of public education. The time children spend in school cannot be kept separate from everything else happening in their lives. The National Association of State Boards of Education Study Group believes that academic achievement is linked to the development of the whole child and that the most successful academic strategies are connected to the child's social, physical, and emotional development. The study group makes four recommendations to state boards of education: (1) boards should set standards for creating positive school environments that foster academic achievement and support the development of children and youth; (2) they should take the leadership role in creating a shared vision and sense of responsibility with others for helping children and youth to succeed academically in school and become productive members of society; (3) they should work collaboratively with other policymakers in the development and implementation of early childhood and prekindergarten programs; and (4) they should work with schools and others to combine and coordinate resources across agencies and public/private sectors in support of children's success. Appendix A contains a list of presenters to the study group, and Appendix B describes new brain research. (Contains 42 references.) (RT)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Responsibility, Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Responsibility, Relevance (Education), Social Change, Social Problems
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA.