ERIC Number: ED366519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May
Education for All: Women and Girls Speak Out on the National Education Goals.
National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education.
In this paper, a coalition representing nearly 50 diverse organizations committed to expanding equity for girls and women in all aspects of education expresses concern that very little attention has been directed to the particular needs of women and girls in general, and of minority women and girls in particular, in the formulation of the national education goals and objectives. This analysis presents the coalition's views regarding the concerns and strategies that must be taken into account to assure that women and girls are full and successful partners in the pursuit of educational excellence. The six National Education Goals, to be achieved by the year 2000, are the following: (1) all children in the United States will start school ready to learn; (2) the high school graduation rate will increase to at least 90 percent; (3) U.S. students will leave grades 4, 8, and 12 having demonstrated competency over challenging subject matter including English, mathematics, science, history, and geography, and every school in the United States will ensure that all students learn to use their minds well, so they may be prepared for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment in our modern economy; (4) U.S. students will be first in the world in mathematics and science achievement; (5) every U.S. adult will be literate and will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in a global economy and exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship; and (6) every U.S. school will be free of drugs and violence and will offer a disciplined environment conducive to learning. This document addresses the specific problems of females in benefiting from each of these goals, and presents recommendations regarding what will be needed to enable them to succeed. (DK)
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Excellence in Education, Females, Nondiscriminatory Education, Pregnant Students, Sex Fairness, Womens Education
National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education, c/o National Women's Law Center, 1616 P St., N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20036 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education.