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NCJ Number: 161031 Find in a Library
Title: National Education Goals Report: Building a Nation of Learners
Corporate Author: National Education Goals Panel
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 173
Sponsoring Agency: National Education Goals Panel
Washington, DC 20036
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
Publication Number: ISBN 0-16-048364-6
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the progress by 1995 toward achieving the National Education Goals for the year 2000 and presents suggestions on how to move closer to the achievement of the goals.
Abstract: The eight goals focus on readiness to learn; school completion; student achievement and citizenship; teacher education and professional development; mathematics and science achievement; adult literacy and lifelong learning; safe, disciplined, and alcohol-free and drug-free schools; and parental participation. The report presents data on approximately two dozen core indicators of progress. It notes that national performance has significantly improved in five areas: infants' general health status, the proportion of preschoolers to whom someone regularly reads or tells stories, mathematics achievement at grades 4 and 8, reduced incidents of threats and injuries to students at school, and female students receiving degrees in mathematics and science. However, reading achievement at grade 12 has declined, juvenile drug use has increased, the sale of drugs at school has increased, and threats and injuries to public school teachers have increased. National performance has not significantly changed in eight areas. The report emphasizes the basic role that families have in educating their children and provides examples of what States and communities are doing to strengthen the link between families and schools. Tables, figures, and appended information on data sources and methodologies
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Educational levels; Educational requirements; Educationally disadvantaged persons; Educators; Elementary school education; High school education; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Parental influence; School delinquency programs; Services effectiveness
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