ASCD 1984 - 2004: Defining Moments, Future Prospects by The ASCD Staff Writers

By The ASCD Staff Writers

Based in 1943, the organization for Supervision and Curriculum improvement (ASCD) is a world, nonprofit, nonpartisan association that represents 160,000 educators from greater than one hundred thirty five nations and sixty six associates. Its individuals span the whole career of educators-superintendents, supervisors, principals, academics, professors of schooling, and college board members.ASCD was once first and foremost estimated to symbolize curriculum and supervision concerns. through the years, its concentration has replaced, and it now addresses all features of potent instructing and studying, equivalent to expert improvement, academic management, and potential construction. ASCD 1984-2004: Defining Moments, destiny customers serves as a chronicle of the prior two decades of the organization and gives a glance on the subsequent levels of its actions on behalf of educators and the scholars they serve.

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The Executive Council met in Berlin in 1998, and since then has convened its meetings in Calgary; the Caribbean Islands (Curacao, St. Maarten, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and Puerto Rico); Munich; Jerusalem; Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand; Toronto; Singapore; and London. In 1986, ASCD’s Board of Directors adopted a formal resolution expressing the Association’s growing interest in global relationships and, to some extent, anticipating the ASCD mission statement adopted in 1993. The 1986 resolution read as follows: ASCD, as an international organization, should strive to collaborate with agencies and organizations engaged in curriculum and supervision in other countries that encourage the sharing of information and research.

ASCD has consistently participated in efforts to strengthen the qualifications and professional practices of those involved in the field of education. Since 1984, the Association has stepped up 22 its work to promulgate examples of collaborative leadership that embrace stakeholders’ participation in decision-making processes. It has also worked to promote professionalism as a hallmark of educators. For many years, ASCD members who practiced in universities and colleges expressed the need for a refereed journal that reported scholarly studies and research results.

During 2002, ASCD Executive Director Gene Carter served as vice chair of the LFA Board of Directors. Carter also served as the co-chair of LFA’s Professional Practice Committee, and under his leadership ASCD played a key role in the LFA case study report Beyond Islands of Excellence: What Districts Can Do to Improve Instruction and Achievement in All Schools. Released in March 2003, this report documented how five highpoverty school districts raised student achievement by focusing on districtwide strategies to improve instruction.

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