ERIC Number: ED316627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Education That Works: An Action Plan for the Education of Minorities. Report Summary.
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, Cambridge. Quality Education for Minorities Project.
This report summarizes the major points of a plan for improving the education of minority students in the United States. The following sections are included in this report: (1) "A Common Future"; (2) "A New Foundation"; (3) "Where We Start"; (4) "Our Goals for the Year 2000"; (5) "Recommended Strategies for Achieving Quality Education for Minorities"; (6) "Educational Restructuring"; (7) "What We and Others Must Do: Family, Community, Public, and Private Responsibilities"; and (8) "Meeting the Challenge." The following program goals are discussed: (1) ensure that minority students start school prepared to learn; (2) ensure that the academic achievement of minority students is at a level that will enable them to enter the workforce or college fully prepared; (3) significantly increase the participation of minority students in higher education, with a special emphasis on the study of mathematics, science, and engineering; (4) strengthen and increase the number of teachers of minority students; (5) strengthen the school-to-work transition so that high school graduates will be prepared with the skills necessary to participate productively in the job market; and (6) provide quality out-of-school educational experiences and opportunities to supplement the schooling of minority youth and adults. Strategies for achieving quality education for minority students are suggested for each of these goals. (JS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, Cambridge. Quality Education for Minorities Project.
Note: For full report, see UD 027 319.