ERIC Number: ED367566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Connecticut's Common Core of Learning.
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction.
Since its adoption in January 1987, Connecticut's Common Core of Learning has set the standard of an educated citizen for the state, and the five 1991-1995 Statewide Educational Goals for Students incorporate its policy on the skills, knowledge and attitudes that are expected of Connecticut's public secondary school graduates. The Common Core specifically defines what is expected of Connecticut students and schools. It details what school graduates ought to know and know how to do. The Common Core is organized under three major headings with subheadings that reflect significant groups of skills, knowledge, and attitudes. The first major heading is Attributes and Attitudes. This group includes self-concept, motivation and persistence, responsibility and self-reliance, intellectual curiosity. interpersonal relations, sense of community, and moral and ethical values. The second heading is Skills and Competencies, under which the subheadings are: reading; writing; speaking, listening, and viewing; quantitative skills; reasoning and problem solving; and learning skills. The third major heading is Understandings and Applications. The subheadings under this group are the arts, careers and vocations, cultures and languages, history and social sciences, literature, mathematics, physical development and health, and science and technology. The order of the three major headings represents a logical sequence of assuring effective learning. The Common Core is a statement of the student outcomes expected to result from the entire K-12 school experience. It has been developed to influence curriculum by generating discussion and stimulating change in school programs, student objectives, resource allocations, and teaching. (DK)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Competence, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Outcomes of Education, Public Schools, State Curriculum Guides, Student Attitudes
Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction, Connecticut State Dept. of Education, P.O. Box 2219, Hartford, CT 06145.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction.