ERIC Number: ED099363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Position Statement on Educational Accountability for Improved Instructional Services at the Elementary and Secondary Levels in Michigan.
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
This document presents a discussion aimed at relating organizational aims and operational objectives to the total educational picture in Michigan. The document views the educational needs of children and youth as a continuum beginning at about age 3 and ending (for elementary and secondary purposes) at about age 18. The premise of the continuum is stated as follows: public education's primary task is meeting the needs of all children and youth as they prepare for adulthood. The corollary of the premise is as follows: the needs of all children and youth include continued and monitored educational progress through the years of required formal schooling, as well as readiness and adequacy for (a) a job, (b) satisfactory interpersonal relationships, (c) college, (d) other continuing education, and (e) citizenship. Two models are presented. The first is "Preparing Children for Adolescence"; the second, derived from the first, is "Preparing Youth for Adulthood." Each model has six steps: goals, performance objective areas, student-school needs assessment, new delivery system plans, inservice professional development program, and, recommendations to local district and state boards of education. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan