ERIC Number: ED085866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
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Oregon Graduation Requirements: Models and Guidelines for Social Responsibility Education. Section III.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Since 1969, the Oregon State Board of Education has undertaken to reverse the trend toward providing a single, rigid program for all students, regardless of their abilities, interests, needs, or learning styles. The new standards focus on the concept of providing students an opportunity to learn and demonstrate specific "survival" competencies. Each district must clarify to its own satisfaction the point of view of "survival" in order to identify the basic skills and abilities that all students should acquire as a result of public schooling. Following adoption of the new high school graduation requirements for Oregon public schools, teachers and administrators joined with State Deparement of Education specialists in identifying and describing the minimum or "survival" competencies every student should have on completion of 12 years public schooling. Identification of these competencies was meant to provide all districts with models to be used in selecting and describing those competencies essential to assure all students survival level functioning--at individual, wage-earner, and citizen levels. (Author/WM)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Basic Skills, Career Education, Competence, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Graduation Requirements, High Schools, Individual Development, Models, Needs Assessment, Performance Criteria, Program Development, Program Guides, Social Responsibility, State Boards of Education, State School District Relationship, State Standards
Mrs. Ellen Hassler, Documents Clerk, State Department of Education, 942 Lancaster Drive, N.E., Salem, Oregon 97310 ($1.50 per volume or $5.00 as combined publication)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon