By Donald Kennedy

ISBN-10: 0674002229

ISBN-13: 9780674002227

Analyzing educating, graduate education, study, and their moral context within the examine college, Donald Kennedy, former President of Stanford collage and presently a college member, means that significant reform can't ensue till extra rigorous criteria of educational accountability are embraced through either school and the management. With imaginative and prescient and compassion, he deals an incredible antidote to contemporary assaults from with out that decry the collage and the professoriate.

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Page 12 institutional development that undermines the capacity to implement reform. On the positive side, however, decentralization may have increased parental choice and school autonomy. Based on the analysis of data and visits to the education systems of Saratov, Samara and Novgorod, the study identifies four areas in Russia's education sector where there are major issues to be addressed: (1) resource mobilization and efficiency, (2) quality and output measurement, (3) market linkages, and (4) equity and access.

Quality Improved teacher training and retraining programs that are flexible and market-relevant may be the most essential element in the reform of Russian education, since, without well-trained educators, the quality of the system will decline over time and new graduates will be unable to satisfy the requirements of the changing labor market. Increases in standard class sizes will have implications for how classes are taught and will necessitate the introduction of in service training in new methodologies of teaching and learning.

However, in spite of its resource problems, Novgorod is undertaking several programs of education reform, most notably in the area of vocational education. Promising Policy Options Resource Mobilization and Efficiency Increased Autonomy for Schools. A central component of Russia's educational reform program will be to give schools more autonomy and greater financial accountability. A key recommendation of Page 6 this report is that each school should have its own independent bank account with the right to receive and retain private funds and with the responsibility for budget management delegated to the school director, who would be permitted to transfer savings made under one budget heading to another.

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