ERIC Number: ED348404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The National Education Goals Report 1992: Building a Nation of Learners.
National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC.
This report, the second of two published to date, provides the most current information on progress made toward realizing the six national education goals adopted by the nation's governors and President Bush at an educational summit held in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1989. The goals established a framework for action in terms of readiness for school; high school completion; student achievement and citizenship; science and mathematics; adult literacy and life-long learning; and safe, disciplined, and drug-free schools. The report is organized into 4 main chapters which include, along with narrative text, a total of 127 statistical exhibits, most of them contained in chapter 2. Chapter 1 addresses key questions about the comparative educational standing of the United States across the goals in a global context. Chapter 2, by far the longest in the book, presents basic information about the goals in the following three parts: (1) key indicators that the National Education Goals Panel has chosen to follow throughout the decade; (2) additional indicators that provide a valuable context for and understanding of the status regarding the national goals; and (3) individual profiles of the 50 states and the District of Columbia for 1992 along with baseline statistics from about the time of the summit. Chapter 3 summarizes progress made in the past year in stimulating data gathering and analysis reforms in each goal area. Chapter 4 describes federal efforts to support the national goals. Five appendixes contain supporting details about processes and aims (sources, technical notes, descriptions of federal programs, and full federal agency titles), as well as a complete statement of the goals themselves. A survey sheet is included for public response to this report. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Adult Literacy, Advisory Committees, Citizenship Education, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Indicators, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Graduates, Mathematics Achievement, National Programs, School Readiness, Science Achievement, Standard Setting
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC.