ERIC Number: ED356072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Goals: World-Class Education for the 21st Century.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
This booklet outlines Illinois' eight goals for its public school system for the 21st century. The first two goals reflect a vision for Illinois education. In general, these goals provide an outline of expectations and aspirations for students. The other six goals reflect the nature of support necessary for that responsibility to be successfully met. This new system will develop in all students the knowledge, understanding, skills, and attitudes that will enable all residents to lead productive and fulfilling lives in a complex and changing society. The eight goals for Illinois students are: (1) exhibit mastery of the learner outcomes defined in the State Goals for Learning; (2) be literate, lifelong learners; (3) be served by an education delivery system which focuses on student outcomes, promotes maximum flexibility for shared decision making at the local level, and has an accountability process; (4) have access to schools and classrooms with highly qualified and effective professionals; (5) attend schools which actively develop the support, involvement and commitment of their community by the establishment of partnerships; (7) attend a school that is supported by an adequate, equitable, stable and predictable system of finance; and (8) receive the support services necessary to enter the public school system ready to learn. The booklet also compares Illinois' goals to the national goals of the America 2000 initiative. An appendix provides the Illinois State Goals for Learning in the language arts, mathematics, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, fine arts, and physical development and health. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois