ERIC Number: ED345753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Libraries for the National Education Goals. ERIC Digest.
Brennan, Mary Alice
This digest highlights the findings of an extensive review and analysis of the literature related to the role of libraries in education. The review was undertaken to demonstrate the critical role libraries can play in meeting the six National Education Goals adopted in 1990 by the President and the governors of the United States. The goals, which are to be accomplished by the year 2000, are as follows: (1) all children in America will start school ready to learn; (2) the high school graduation rate will increase to at least 90 percent; (3) American students will leave grades 4, 8, and 12 having demonstrated competency in challenging subject matter including English, mathematics, science, history, and geography; and every school in America will ensure that all students learn to use their minds well, so they may be prepared for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment in our modern economy; (4) U.S. students will be the first in the world in science and mathematics achievement; (5) every adult American will be literate and will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in a global economy and exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship; and (6) every school in America will be free of drugs and violence and will offer a disciplined environment conducive to learning. A brief statement about each of the goals is provided, followed by highlights of two programs related to that goal. Four key publications, including the monograph on which this digest is based, are listed as references. (BBM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Career Exploration, Computer Networks, Drug Education, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Readiness, Learning Resources Centers, Library Role, Library Services, Lifelong Learning, Literacy Education, National Programs, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Public Libraries, School Libraries
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse, NY.
Identifiers: America 2000; ERIC Digests; Information Skills; National Education Goals 1990
Note: Based on "Libraries for the National Education Goals," by Barbara K. Stripling; see IR 054 132.