ERIC Number: ED240740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Proposed State of Purpose for Public Education.
Grebner, Lee G.
Executive Review, v4 n2 p1-4 Nov 1983
This document proposes a statement of purpose for public education and provides a rationale to support and possibly to improve the statement. The statement reads: "The purpose of elementary and secondary public education in this country is to enable all students to be and to become productive contributors toward making planet earth a good and permanent living place for human beings." Beginning with the infinitive, "to enable," the author defines each word or concept of the statement. The author also emphasizes that the key contribution of such a statement would be to tie together the learner, the teacher, and the content in a purposeful pursuit. Moreover, the statement would encourage greater public support of public schools and would provide a valid basis for planning and evaluation. (PB)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Relevance (Education), School Role
Editor, The Executive Review, Univeristy of Iowa, 210 Lindquist Center, Iowa City, IA 52242 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Inst. for School Executives.