ERIC Number: ED362740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Reaching the Goals. Goal 5: Adult Literacy and Lifelong Learning. Technical Report.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Goal 5 of the Adult Literacy and Lifelong Learning initiative of the U.S. Department of Education states that by the year 2000, every adult 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. Flowing from this goal are the following five objectives: (1) every major U.S. business will be involved in strengthening the connection between education and work; (2) all workers will have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to adapt to emerging new technologies and workplaces; (3) the number of high quality programs available to serve the needs of part-time and midcareer students will increase substantially; (4) the proportion of students, especially minorities, who enter and college will increase; and (5) the proportion of college graduates who demonstrate an advanced ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and solve problems will increase substantially. Four key concepts are embedded in these objectives: lifelong learning, adult literacy, knowledge and skills for the global economy, and knowledge and skills for responsible citizenship. (This report includes a 127-item bibliography and the following commissioned papers: "Directions for Research in Adult Literacy" by Michael Pressley and John T. Guthrie; "Strengthening Connections between Learning and Work" by David Stern; "Outline of a Research Agenda for National Educational Goal 5, Objectives 1 and 2" by Thomas Bailey; and "Minority Success in a Global Economy" by Michael T. Nettles and Esther M. Rodriguez.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Citizenship Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Futures (of Society), Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, Research Needs, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Standards
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: National Education Goals 1990
Note: For a related document, see ED 358 374. Prepared by the Goal 5 Work Group.