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Howarth, David A.; Mountain, Keith R. – Social Studies, 2004
Public education in Kentucky schools was fundamentally changed in 1990 with the passage of the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA). This educational reform--mandated by the Kentucky Supreme Court ruling that funding for Kentucky public school districts was neither adequate nor equitably distributed--established a platform on which standards-based…
Descriptors: Geography, Social Studies, State Standards, Educational Change
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Otto, Robert – Social Studies, 1994
Describes the origins, development, and significant characteristics of the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990. Discusses the importance of outcome-based assessment in the program and presents eight "valued outcomes" that will be assessed in social studies. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives