A Journey Through Iowa Schools, 1990-91, 1991

(1991) A Journey Through Iowa Schools, 1990-91, 1991. Education, Department of


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As Iowa's Ambassador for Education during the 1990-91 school year, Pamela Adams Johnson spent the year visiting with public school educators concerning what they were proud of, what was effective for them in their schools. section 1 describes successes of the state public school system, some of which include changing classroom practices, increasing collaboration, meeting students' changing needs, and providing alternative programs and structures. The second section examines changing leadership roles, underscoring the need for professional development programs. Concerns of educators are discussed in the third section; these include societal problems faced by students, class size, lack of time, and institutional resistance to change. Visions for educational improvement held by teachers and administrators are described in section 4. The final section offers recommendations for improvement; these include providing motivation and investment, recognizing process as well as outcomes, and developing long-term goals.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: By: Johnson, Pamela Adams; Contributor(s): Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines; Subject(s): State Surveys | Excellence in Education; Elementary Secondary Education;Educational Objectives; Educational Improvement
Subjects: Education > Education programs
Education > Public schools
Education > School personnel
ID Code: 45878
Deposited By: Pamela Rees
Deposited On: 21 Sep 2023 16:53
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2023 16:53
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/45878