ERIC Number: ED350723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
What Other Communities Are Doing...National Education Goals 3 & 4. America 2000 Issues.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Guidelines to help communities reach the third and fourth National Education Goals are presented in this document. The third goal states that by the year 2000, American students will leave grades 4, 8, and 12 having demonstrated competency in challenging subject matter including English, mathematics, science, history, and geography, and that every school will ensure that all students learn to use their minds well, so they may be prepared for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment. The fourth goal states that U.S. students will be the first in the world in science and mathematics achievement. The introduction discusses eight principles that communities can apply to create outstanding schools: raise expectations; establish high standards; create high-quality tests to measure students' progress; increase parental involvement; dedicate greater time and effort to learning; improve instruction; reinvent teaching and learning; and provide school choice. The second section describes various community programs, the third section lists relevant resource groups, and the fourth section offers suggestions for further reading. Documents for setting academic standards are listed in the final section. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.