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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Abstract

Since 1983, when The National Commission on Excellence in Education (1984) presented its report, A Nation at Risk, educators in the United States have been involved in widespread reform to improve American public education. By 1987 the Commission reported that at least 40 states had increased the number of academic courses required for a high school diploma, 32 states had changed curriculum standards, and 23 states had taken steps to increase the time that students spend in learning. Mitchell (1986) reported a 350% increase in state funding of programs for gifted students since 1977, and Cross (1987) stated that 50 states had established 300 task forces to develop standards of excellence.

Year of Submission

1989

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

William Waack

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Date Original

1989

Object Description

1 PDF file (168 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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