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The Imperative for Improvement in the Quality of Instructional Materials [microform] : Critiques of the Reform Reports on American Education, 1983 to 1988 / Michael G. Watt
Bib ID 5501052
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Watt, Michael G
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1988 
21 p. 

Several reform reports on American education that focus on improving the quality of instructional materials are reviewed. This project had three aims: (1) to survey the scope of the reports emanating from the reform movement and to describe the process of their selection for review; (2) to present reviews of reports by the Paideia Group, the National Commission on Excellence in Education, E. L. Boyer's "High School: A Report on Secondary Education in America," the Education Commission of the States Task Force on Education for Economic Growth, the National Science Foundation, W. J. Bennett's "To Reclaim a Legacy: A Report on the Humanities in Higher Education," a National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Commission on Educational Issues of the National Association of Independent Schools joint project to study high schools (three reports by Sizer, 1984, by Powell et al., 1985, and by Hampel, 1986), the United States Department of Education's "The Nation Responds: Recent Efforts to Improve Education," the Carnegie Forum on Education and the Economy Task Force on Teaching as a Profession report, W. J. Bennett's "First Lessons: A Report on Elementary Education in America," and W. J. Bennett's "American Education: Making it Work"; and (3) to summarize the findings of the reviews. A bibliography is included. (Author/AA)


ERIC Note: Master of Educational Studies Project, University of Tasmania.

Educational level discussed: Elementary Secondary Education.

Educational level discussed: Higher Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Educational Change.  |  Educational Improvement.  |  Educational Quality.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Excellence in Education.  |  Higher Education.  |  Humanities.  |  Instructional Improvement.  |  Instructional Material Evaluation.  |  Instructional Materials.  |  Australia (Tasmania)
Form/genre Information Analyses.  |  Dissertations/Theses.
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