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ERIC Number: ED257214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Philosophies, Goals and Objectives for Education.
Nottingham, Marv
This paper addresses the lack of a clear definition in the educational profession of such key terms as philosophies, goals, and objectives. Accordingly, a clear rationale and definition is proposed for each of these terms, along with examples illustrating their appropriate use. An educational philosophy is defined as a statement of motivating concepts and beliefs developed by the community, the school board, and the superintendent. A goal is a long-range statement of intent derived from the philosophy, whose purpose is to provide guidelines for action. They are classified hierarchically as district goals, school-level goals, and program goals, each reflecting the higher-level goals respectively. Mission statements, derived from goals, define specifically what is to be accomplished and are generally followed by task analysis. Finally, objectives are measurable statements that clarify what can be expected of students as a result of instruction and learning activities. Examples are given of performance objectives, program objectives, and process objectives. (TE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A