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Rose, Lowell C.; Gallup, Alec M. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2006
Rose and Gallup report on the results of the 38th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitude Toward the Public Schools. This year's survey examined No Child Left Behind and the public's perception of the law, the appropriate role of standardized testing, the achievement gap between white students and black and Hispanic students, the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, White Students, Standardized Tests, School Choice
Gallup, Alec – Phi Delta Kappan, 1984
Presents findings of a national survey intended to provide a foundation for subsequent polls and to compare teachers' attitudes toward schools with the public's. Reports opinions on a wide variety of general, political, professional, disciplinary, and academic issues in education. (MCG)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Discipline Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Merit Pay
Ishler, Richard E. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1984
A survey of the 103 members of a national association of education schools contradicts charges that teacher training institutions have low admission and graduation standards, require too few subject-area courses relative to methodology courses, and require less rigorous general studies than are required in other disciplines. (MCG)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Admission Criteria, Degree Requirements, Higher Education
Gallup, George H. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1984
Reports results from the 1984 survey, which found Americans respond more favorably to public schools than at any time in the past decade. Survey results show that they also feel education contributes more to national strength than industrial or military power. (MD)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Futures (of Society)
Hanes, Madlyn Levine; Rowls, Michael D. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1984
By 1985, this article reports, up to 40 states will require some form of teacher recertification. Based on a survey of state education departments and colleges of education, data are presented on recertification, and provisions for district-planned preparation, in the 50 states. (MCG)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, Professional Continuing Education
Travers, Kenneth J.; McKnight, Curtis C. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1985
The Second International Mathematics Study conducted by the International Association for the Evalaution of Educational Achievement examined mathematics teaching and its outcomes at the 8th- and 12th-grade levels in the United States and 21 other countries. This article reports on preliminary U.S. findings and their implications. (PGD)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education
Jacobson, Willard J.; Doran, Rodney L. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1985
Fifth and ninth graders in United States schools scored significantly higher in the Second International Science Study than did their counterparts in the first study conducted in 1970. Differences between the responses of males and females in 1983 were also noteworthy, especially at the 12th-grade level. (PGD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Comparative Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Strother, Deborah Burnett – Phi Delta Kappan, 1986
Reports on the results of several major studies of high school dropouts. Topics addressed are who drops out and why; school-related causes; and prevention policies and programs. Stresses the urgency of addressing the nationwide dropout problem and recommends courses of action. Appended are 19 references. (IW)
Descriptors: Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Dropout Rate
Frymier, Jack – Phi Delta Kappan, 1986
Discusses the trend toward centralized decision making in schools brought about by state legislatures specifying curricular details. In the process, authority is shifted upwards to state level, and professionals become demoralized about changing or improving their schools' curricula. Citing Texas legislation and 11 other references, this paper…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Centralization, Curriculum Development, Decentralization