ERIC Number: ED352511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Learner Outcomes: Design Specifications and Selected Learner Outcomes for the Comprehensive High School of the Future--Choosing the Keystone.
Pease, Virginia H.; And Others
The Design Group for the New Designs for the Comprehensive High School project used their first meeting to deliberate and make a keystone decision about the purpose and desired outcomes of the comprehensive high school. From a working paper by Pearce et al. (1991), the Design Group reviewed the history and current practices of aims and objectives for public schools as a way to look at possible learner outcomes. Keeping the 21st century as a target, the group interacted with a composite version of 1990 outcomes from carefully selected illustrations or examples of state and district outcomes. These examples represented ideas from the best in the current practice of outcome-based education. At the same time, the group considered two alternative sets of learner outcomes from Eisner (1991) and Giroux (1988). The Design Group determined that learner outcomes should: (1) be described in no more than one-half of a standard printed page in order to have a clear focus and provide direction to educators; (2) focus on the customers of the school; (3) survive tests from the stakeholders; (4) represent balanced attention to all areas of human talent and development; (5) involve reaching for a meaning of educational excellence that provides challenge and opportunity; and (6) convey the belief that they represent goals for all students. The group adopted the secondary outcomes developed by the Minnesota Board of Education. (YLB)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles, Educational Quality, Educational Research, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Literature Reviews, Outcomes of Education, Relevance (Education), Role of Education, School Role, Student Educational Objectives, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.