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ERIC Number: ED400225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 7
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Teachers Look at Goals 2000.
Stahler, Theresa M.
This paper describes a project that examined the six national education goals established by the National Governor's Association in 1990 and then included in the Goals 2000 Educate America Act. As part of a graduate seminar, 20 classroom teachers and 1 student teacher undertook to determine if these goals were attainable and how they could best be achieved. Each teacher chose to examine a goal in which he or she possessed expertise, and then worked with colleagues to examine the goal and make it workable. The six goals are presented first in the form developed by the governors, then in the form proposed by the project participants. The proposals made by the teachers rejected what they considered overgeneralized or unrealistic, such as the deadline of the year 2000. The teachers were willing to be held accountable for their students, recognized the need for and were involved in the educational change, had high expectations of themselves and their learners, and placed a high value on being contributing members of society. They stressed a desire to work with others to help their students achieve success in the classroom and in life, and they wanted to be included in decisions that had the potential to impact their classrooms. (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000