An investigation of the relationship between historical reform initiatives and Blueprint 2000: A System of School Improvement and Accountability
The modern rhetoric of reform in education has been in the forefront since the 1980s, but it has now taken on a new meaning, a greater importance to both students and teachers, a new urgency for change, and a sense of hope that this time reform will truly make a difference. The major purpose of this study was to compare historical reform initiatives to the current Florida state initiative, Blueprint 2000: A System of School Improvement and Accountability.^ Five questions were considered: (1) how similar were historical and current reform initiatives; (2) what aspects of reform were actually accomplished; (3) what are the elements of a profession; (4) what implications might this research have for university programs and inservice training programs regarding their role in the preparation of teachers; and, (5) what implications might research have on the promotion of professional practice. ^
Education, Administration|Education, History of|Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Patricia Angela Aiello Patterson,
"An investigation of the relationship between historical reform initiatives and Blueprint 2000: A System of School Improvement and Accountability"
(January 1, 1995).
ProQuest ETD Collection for FIU.