|TOPICAL OUTLINE AND
[ January | February | March | April ]
This class will meet
in Peabody 217.Orientation to the course
Video presentation: Anticipating the future
Driving forces affecting the social context of educational leadership
Introduction to anticipatory management tools: environmental scanning and issues
Assignment for January 25
18: No Class (Martin
Luther King Day)
25: Introduction to
Information Technology Tools
- Review the papers, Anticipatory
Management Tools for the 21st Century and Anticipatory
Management: Tools for Better Decision Making.
- Get familiar with the resources in OTH
On-Line and on the Horizon Web site.
- Review the resources that we have linked to within the syllabus
- Begin preparing your environmental scanning abstract
- Review the paper, Internet
- Review the paper, Finding
Information on the Web.
This class will meet in Mercer-Reynolds Lab.
- Subscribe to the EDSP 287 mailing list
- Subscribe to other mailing lists (e.g., Horizon List, and one other list)
- Learn how to access your file folder on the Horizon server
- Learn how to use WS_FTP program to upload and download files to your folder on the
- Develop your Web site and resume using FrontPage Editor
- Learn how to use Internet
- Learn how to use email
Assignment for February 1
- Identify 3-5 emerging trends, potential events, or issues that can affect the future of
public education. Post your statements to the mailing list before noon, January 29.
- Upload your environmental scanning abstract as a RTF file to your folder on the Horizon
server by January 29. Title your abstract file, <your last name> abstract (e.g.,
1: Identifying issues
This class will meet in Peabody 217.
We will begin our class discussion of the critical issues facing education by reviewing
the list of statements posted to the mailing list; I may also ask you to describe the
issue, trend, or event covered in your scanning abstract. Our objective is to identify
issue analysis paper topics. By the end of the class, we will form issue analysis teams
that will each focus on a particular issue.
Assignment for February 8:
8: Scanning Abstracts/Issue
Analysis Team Web Page
- Prepare a 1-2 page resume that you would present to a prospective employer.
- Begin reviewing background literature for your issue analysis paper.
This class and all classes through March 29 will meet in Mercer-Reynolds
15: Issue Analysis Research
- Review my critique of your scanning abstract
- Post your abstract to your Web page.
- Post your resume to your Web page. Note: if you wish, we will scan an existing
photograph or we will take your photo if you wish to include a photo in your resume.
- Establish a Web page for your issue analysis team. Identify team members (with links to
team member bios).
22: Developing draft issue
29: Developing draft issue
analysis papers (cont.)
- Use Internet search engines to find information pertaining to the elements of your issue
- Continue to work with your team on developing the issue analysis paper.
- Team work time to work on issue analysis papers
- Begin to prepare your presentation (Note: preparing the paper for presentation will
sharpen your paper)
- Complete the CBT courseware program (on the Lab computers) on Microsoft PowerPoint if
you are not familiar with this program.
1: Completion of first draft
issue analysis papers
8: Spring Break
15: Completion of first draft
issue analysis papers
- Post your completed first draft to the team Web page by high noon, March 14. Save your
paper as a html file and label the file "index.html" (without the quotes).
- Read the paper assigned to your team prior to class (see below). [Note: the URL will be /edsp287/1999/team/(teamname)]
- Critiques are due by end of class in the 287 folder within the folder titled
"Critiques of Papers." Append your team title at the end of the file of
the paper your team reviews (e.g., vouchers-tracking). Use the "track changes"
feature in Word to make your critique. See the evaluation section
for criteria by which your critique will be evaluated.
- For an example of how professionals critique papers, see the first draft that Bill Spady
submitted for publication consideration in On the Horizon, critics' comments on
this draft, and his revised
- Chachacha critiques Shortage
- Shortage critiques Social Promotion
- Social Promotion critiques Tracking
- Tracking critiques Vouchers
- Vouchers critiques chachacha
Promotion: Jeremy Stevens,
Lorraine Tuck, Fara Zimmerman
22: Prepare for Issue Analysis Presentation
Shortage: Jim Veitch, Renee Franklin, Pi-Kuei Tu and John Pendergrass
Vouchers: Tom Haitema and Reginald Davis
Tracking: Todd Roberts, Beth Risley, and Candace Watson
Chachacha: Carlotta B. Armstrong, Robert Kepner, Lawrence Price
29: Prepare Issue Analysis
- Prepare your issue analysis presentation
- Review the paper on presenting
presentations as you continue to prepare your presentation.
- Post your presentation to the team folder and to your resume by end of class
All remaining classes will meet in Peabody 217.
Each team will have 30 minutes for a formal presentation of their issue paper. We will
then have 45 minutes for class discussion of the issue and for a critique of the
presentation. Presentations will be made from my laptop from your team folder. Final
issue analysis papers are to be posted to the team Web page by April 26. I will make my
comments on the copy posted to the team Web page.
Note: Please review the draft manusripts for each topic prior to the presentation.
Remember, these classes are dress rehearsals before the authors present their analysis to
the U.S. Department of Education. It is our responsibility to review their papers
carefully so that we can ask questions and make comments that will help them make their
written and oral presentations more effective.
05: Issue Analysis
Wanted: One Million+ Good Men and Women
by Jim Veitch, Renee Franklin, Pi-Kuei Tu and John Pendergrass
One More Time: The
Social Promotion Debate
by Jeremy Stevens, Lorraine Tuck, and Fara Zimmerman
12: Issue Analysis
Inequality of Tracking: Implications for Minority and Lower Socioeconomic Status Students
by Todd Roberts, Beth Risley, and Candace Watson
Vouchers: An End to Public
Education or Just A Matter of Choice?
by Tom Haitema and Reginald Davis
19: Lab Work on Web Pages
26: Issue Analysis
How is the Continuing Spread
Across America of Hispanic Limited-English-Proficient Students Impacting Public School
Carlotta B. Armstrong, Robert Kepner, Lawrence Price
NOTE: If you would like for your issue analysis paper
to be posted to the "Issues Challenging Education" section of the Horizon Web
site, please send me a note requesting this action. Include in your note two or three
sentences that sum up your paper and include key words that will enable search engines to
find the paper. We will include this information in the HTML header of your paper.