ERIC Number: ED389249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-16
Reference Count: N/A
Testimony: Public Hearing on the Recommendations of the Goal 5 Task Force Report of the National Education Goals Panel on Postsecondary Education and Collegiate Assessment.
Tomlinson, Louise M.
Tomlinson testified on Goal 5 of the National Education Goals, which states that "every major American business will be involved in strengthening the connection between education and work," and particularly on methods to assess progress toward that goal in higher education and postgraduate training. The testimony proposed that the National Education Goals should maintain a "check and balance" approach to progress assessment by evaluating how qualified businesses are to contribute to the competence of the target populations, what these businesses contribute to the partnership, and how they contribute. Participating businesses should demonstrate competence in contributing to this goal in ways that are supportive of and informative of environmental ethics and socio-economic equity. Specifically, (1) student participants in partnerships should be able to demonstrate how or why each level of skill that they learn contributes to the ultimate product, goal, or gain; (2) high-tech instructional services should employ staff to assist users in developing competencies; (3) student support service programs for disadvantaged and minority college students should be established where they do not exist and carefully assessed where they are in place; and (4) critical thinking, communication, and problem solving assessments should include relevant, contemporary tasks. Attached are the text of Goal 5 and a list of assessment elements. (JB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Education Goals 1990
Note: Testimony presented at the National Education Goals Public Hearing at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Atlanta, GA, April 16, 1993).