ERIC Number: ED327509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Maine's Common Core of Learning: An Investment in Maine's Future.
Bingham, Ann, Ed.
This monograph describes the rationale and objectives set forth by the Commission on Maine's Common Core of Learning. The commission was charged, in 1989, with defining the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that all Maine students should have upon their graduation from high school. Commission meetings focused on what skills and attitudes students should possess to be productive citizens and what will be essential for them to know, considering the demands the 21st century will place on them as adults. The Common Core of Learning is divided into four categories: personal and global stewardship, communication, reasoning and problem solving, and the human record. The Common Core of Learning organized by subject areas is appended. Subject areas include: (1) applied technology and vocational education; (2) creative and performing arts; (3) English language arts; (4) foreign languages; (5) human growth and development; (6) mathematics; (7) science and technology; and (8) social studies. The educational philosophy underlying this concept is that schools are an integral part of the society in which they exist. (JD)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Communication Skills, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Projections, Environment, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Literacy, Moral Values, School Restructuring, Social Change, Student Attitudes, Technology
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta.