ERIC Number: ED195537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Measuring and Attaining the Goals of Education.
Brandt, Ronald S.; Modrak, Nancy Carter
Ten broad goals of education that encompass cognitive, affective, and psychomotor behaviors are: (1) competency in basic skills; (2) ability to objectively see oneself; (3) understanding others; (4) using accumulated knowledge to interpret the world; (5) continuous learning; (6) mental and physical well being; (7) participation in the economic world of production and consumption; (8) responsible societal membership; (9) creativity; and (10) coping with change. A set of research questions and hypotheses on goal and subgoal interrelationships were developed and are concerned with the extent to which the achievement of one goal facilitates or interferes with the achievement of other goals, and the relationship of the content and processes within the learning environment to the achievement of multiple goals of education. A review of available measurement instruments, both published and unpublished, is presented along with information about their appropriateness for use in determining student achievement of the specified educational goals. A research model for use in determining student achievement of the goals of education identifies several types of educational variables which may affect outcomes and offers some sample sets of research hypotheses. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Basic Skills, Career Choice, Citizenship Responsibility, Concept Formation, Creativity, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Humanistic Education, Informal Assessment, Interpersonal Competence, Lifelong Learning, Measurement Techniques, Outcomes of Education, Physical Health, Self Actualization
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 225 North Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (Stock Number 611-80210, $5.75, Prepayment Requested).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.