ERIC Number: ED334713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Striving for Excellence: The National Education Goals.
ACCESS ERIC, Rockville, MD.
This compilation of ERIC Digests describes issues, highlights exemplary programs and promising practices, and explains research results that can assist educators in achieving the far-reaching national education goals adopted by the President and the governors in 1990. The two lead digests are "An Overview of the Six National Education Goals" and "The National Education Goals: Questions and Answers" (Beverly B. Swanson). The remaining digests are divided into sections that address each goal; each section contains a digest that provides an overview of that goal, followed by additional digests that discuss related issues. Goal 1: Readiness for School is addressed by "Readiness: Children and Schools" (Lilian G. Katz) and "Preparing Children with Disabilities for School" (Dianna Pinkerton). Goal 2: High School Completion is addressed by "Meeting the Goals of School Completion" (Joseph C. Grannis); "School Completion 2000: Dropout Rates and Their Implications for Meeting the National Goal" (Craig Howley and Gary Huang); "Promising Strategies for At-Risk Youth" (Alan Baas); and "Middle School Education--The Critical Link in Dropout Prevention" (Amy Stuart Wells). Goal 3: Student Achievement and Citizenship is addressed by "Student Achievement in Core Subjects of the School Curriculum" (John J. Patrick); "Encouraging Writing Achievement Across the Curriculum" (Sharon Sorenson); "Achievement of Knowledge by High School Students in Core Subjects of the Social Studies" (John J. Patrick); "Fostering Academic Creativity in Gifted Students" (E. Paul Torrance and Kathy Goff); "The Academic Achievement of Limited English Proficient Students" (Vickie W. Lewelling); and "Assessing Civics Education" (Lawrence M. Rudner). Goal 4: Science and Mathematics is addressed by "Meeting National Goals for 2000 and Beyond in Science Education" (Robert E. Yager and Patricia E. Blosser); "Meeting National Goals for 2000 and Beyond in Mathematics Education" (James Hassell and Joan Armistead); "Computer Uses in Secondary Science Education" (Ronald H. Morse); "Selected Procedures for Improving the Science Curriculum" (Patricia E. Blosser and Stanley L. Helgeson); "Students at Risk in Mathematics: Implications for Elementary Schools" (Margaret Kasten and Robert W. Howe); and "Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for Mathematics Education" (Marilyn N. Suydam). Goal 5: Adult Literacy and Lifelong Learning is addressed by "School to Work Transition: Its Role in Achieving Universal Literacy" (Susan Imel); "The Community College Role in Achieving Adult Literacy" (Dana Nicole Williams and Anita Y. Colby); "The Role of Libraries in Literacy Education" (Linda Schamber); "Adult Literacy Programs in Rural Areas" (Susan Ferrell); and "Recruiting and Retaining Language Minority Students in Adult Literacy Programs" (Shirley Brod). Goal 6: Safe, Disciplined, and Drug-Free Schools is addressed by "Are School-Based Drug Prevention Programs Working?" (Caroline E. Mohai); "Alcohol and Drug Use among Adolescents" (Laurie LaChance); "Drug and Alcohol Prevention Education" (Liane M. Summerfield); "College Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Programs: An Update" (Margot Sanders Eddy); and "School Security" (Joan Gaustad). (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Literacy, Disabilities, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation, High School Graduates, Lifelong Learning, Mathematics Education, Postsecondary Education, Prevention, School Readiness, School Security, Science Education, Substance Abuse
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ACCESS ERIC, Rockville, MD.