ERIC Number: ED346556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
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Response to the National Goals for Education: Results of a Multistate Survey of Local School Boards.
Krepel, Thomas L.; Grady, Marilyn L.
Findings of a study that determined the response of local school boards in three states to the 1990 National Education Goals are presented. Data were gathered through a survey that was mailed to 718 school board members of public elementary and secondary school districts in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Nebraska. A total of 298 usable responses were received, a 42 percent response rate. The independent variables included subject and school district characteristics, and the dependent variables included: (1) priority assigned to each of the six National goals for education (NGE)--the board members' priorities were also compared with citizens' priorities; (2) primary sources of information for the NGE and the responses taken to date by the boards to NGE; and (3) perceptions about the NGE (concerning responsibility for setting goals, responsibility for achieving goals, impediments to accomplishment of goals, and likelihood of success). Findings indicate that board members viewed educational goal setting and accomplishment as a local prerogative and were ambivalent about the likelihood that the national goals would be achieved. Implications are that NGE implementation processes must be more inclusive. A conclusion is that all levels of public policymaking and education will be profoundly affected by the NGE. Twenty-one tables are included. (16 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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