ERIC Number: ED480299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan-25
Reference Count: N/A
Creating a Better Education System for All Students. 43rd Charles W. Hunt Memorial Lecture.
This paper describes, through selected personal snapshots, one person's experience inside the educational system and one foundation's experience trying to improve that system for all students. It focuses on: the track system and difficulty changing reputations; ways that diverse students and teachers can transcend the "cultural cocoon" with limited information and superficial criteria; how the system was built by and for adults; the work of the Ford Foundation to promote innovation over several decades; and the importance of the correctness of the theory of social action or change in the success of any efforts. The paper concludes that until more attention is paid to the context and conditions of schools and the work needed to improve them, there will always be a struggle to maintain any gains and to attract and retain quality teachers. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Grants, Public Education, Social Change
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.