ERIC Number: ED350356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun-15
Reference Count: N/A
Public Response to the 1991 Goals Report. Outreach Report to the National Education Goals Panel.
Fuentes, Edward J.; Stratoudakis, Carol Jay
This document summarizes the media's reaction to the release of the 1991 "National Education Goals Report: Building a Nation of Learners," and public response to the National Education Goals Panel's (NEGP's) call for specific feedback on its work. Results will be used by the NEGP to improve the format and content of future reports. Reactions of public figures and the media were varied, but it was clear that the report had focused attention on the nation's need for educational change. In November 1991, a public outreach effort was conducted to accompany the dissemination of the report as readers were invited to forward their reactions to the NEGP. A targeted effort was directed at constituency groups of administrators, legislators, and educational researchers. Seventy-four written reviews of the goals report were received. Because of the diversity of replies, a simple tally of responses could not be made. A consensus was that the report format was clear and concise. In general, the report's content was praised for its presentation of diverse and important data. Specific feedback is highlighted, and recommendations for improving future Goals reports are listed. Appendix A lists 65 press articles about the report, and Appendix B contains acknowledgments of contributors. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC.