ERIC Number: ED251944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct-15
Reference Count: 0
The Basic Education Program for North Carolina's Public Schools.
North Carolina State Board of Education, Raleigh.
This report describes a program that aims to be fundamentally compete and would give students a thorough grounding in the arts, communication, media and computer skills, second languages, healthful living, mathematics, science, social studies, and vocational education. Its premise is that there is a common core of knowledge and skills that every child ought to command when he or she graduates from high school, but learning in the content areas should not be at the expense of instruction in skills that enable students to continue learning after graduation. The primary purposes of the basic curriculum are (1) to help students become responsible, productive citizens and (2) to help students achieve a sense of personal fulfillment. Following an introduction, part 2 describes the curriculum of each of four grade spans--K-3, 4-6, 7-8, and 9-12. For each grade span, the purpose of each curriculum area is described, and the content sequence and learning outcomes are outlined. Part 3 describes nonsubject area programs, e.g., programs for exceptional children, part 4 describes general standards, part 5 describes material support, part 6 describes district and school staffing ratios, and the appendix lists textbooks to be used. (DCS)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Board of Education, Raleigh.
Identifiers: North Carolina