ERIC Number: ED358581
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding the National Goals. ERIC Digest.
Gronlund, Laurie E.
The "National Education Goals Report: Building A Nation of Learners, 1993" provides the most current information on where U.S. schools stand in regard to achieving the National Education Goals. Some of the key findings of the report are summarized in this digest. The six goals pertain to school readiness; high school completion; student achievement and citizenship; science and mathematics; adult literacy and lifelong learning; and safe, disciplined, and drug-free schools. Positive findings indicate a slight decline in student victimization and use of alcohol and other drugs among 12th-graders and an increase in mathematics and science achievement. However, the report shows a stagnation or decline in other areas, such as the high school completion rate and adult literacy. In addition, significant achievement gaps and differences in student, parental, and worker attitudes exist between the U.S. and other industrialized nations. Overall, the report shows how far the U.S. has come in reaching its educational goals. This awareness can provide the motivation to change. (LMI)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ACCESS ERIC, Rockville, MD.