ERIC Number: ED084663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: 0
School Board Policies on Instructional Goals.
National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.
School boards, often prodded by recently-enacted State accountability laws, have been involving themselves, their staffs, their patrons, and their students in a quest for consensus about educational goals of local school systems. A board that does not give priority to these matters runs the risk of having directions determined at other levels. Boards wanting to meet their goal-setting responsibilities should consider the following: "goals" are general statements of what ought to be, rather than what has to be; goals are, by their very nature, expressions of policy; the process of identifying and reaching consensus on goals requires the broad involvement of staff members, the public, and students; attainable objectives should be set consistent with these goals so that some measure of progress towards those goals can be attained. (Author/WM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Guides, Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Information Dissemination, Instructional Improvement, Leadership Responsibility, Policy Formation, Public Schools, School Districts
National School Boards Association, State National Bank Plaza, Evanston, Illinois 60201 (Kit #73-55, 1-3 kits $2.00, Quantity Discounts)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.