ERIC Number: ED343249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The National Goals for Education: Challenges in Policy, Measurement, and Research.
Krepel, Thomas L.; And Others
Proceedings of a symposium of professors of educational administration that focused on concerns about the Bush Administration's six national educational goals are described in this paper. Attention was given to policy, measurement, and research implications. Policy concerns include the objectives' exclusionary development process, lack of a clear problem statement, the representation of simultaneous centralization and decentralization of education, and violation of traditional policy models. Measurement problems of the objectives involve a lack of coordination among educational groups, reliability and validity, lack of consensus on a conceptual model, failure to utilize a broad approach, cost, links to allocation decisions, reporting and interpretation, the subject population, and poorly defined standards of performance. A major implication for research is that most reforms have failed due to the lack of a sound research base before implementation; another obstacle is funding. A conclusion is that the educational community of educational administration professors must become involved in defining and implementing national educational goals. (20 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Education Goals 1990
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration (45th, Fargo, ND, August 11-16, 1991).