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ERIC Number: ED084663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 31
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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)
National School Boards Association, State National Bank Plaza, Evanston, Illinois 60201 (Kit #73-55, 1-3 kits $2.00, Quantity Discounts)
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Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.