ERIC Number: ED026734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
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Defining Educational Outcomes for Today's Schools and Assessing Their Attainment.
Flanagan, John C.
A school's educational objective should include three major types of goals for each individual: (1) Preparation for an appropriate occupational role, (2) preparation for the responsibilities of citizenship, and (3) preparation for enjoying leisure activities. Previous efforts to individualize education have been relatively ineffective. An example of current efforts to both broaden and individualize educational outcomes is Project PLAN, whose goals include the student's personal formulation of goals and plans, with each student given full responsibility for his development. The State of Pennsylvania is attempting to collect in a systematic fashion data required to define educational outcomes. Two other studies, an American Institutes for Research study and Project TALENT, were conducted to develop methods for evaluating the attainment of educational outcomes. To improve the quality of their educational program, school administrators should make intensive case studies of samples of students, including the following items: Community environment, home environment, personal history, personal activities, school experience, personal characteristics, and personal plans. (HW)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Iowa Center for Research in School Administration.
Note: Paper prepared for Annual Conference (53rd) on School Administration and Supervision.