AgDARE: KERA Goals
Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) was implemented in 1990
in response to the state's directive that all students receive
an equal and sufficient education. KERA outlines six goals
that help educators meet that end. At the beginning of each
unit in this curriculum, there is a chart that shows which
KERA goals that particular unit addresses. Even though these
goals were created specifically for Kentucky teachers and
their lesson plans, they can be helpful for teachers nationwide.
The Goals of the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA)
1. Students are able to use basic communication and mathematics skills for purposes and situations they will encounter throughout their lives.
2. Students shall develop their abilities to apply core concepts and principles from mathematics, the sciences, the arts, the humanities, social studies, practical living studies, and vocational studies to what they will encounter throughout their lives.
3. Students shall develop their abilities to become self-sufficient individuals.
4. Students shall develop their abilities to become responsible members of a family, work group, or community, including demonstrating effectiveness in community service.
5. Students shall develop their abilities to think and solve problems in school situations and in a variety of situations they will encounter in life.
shall develop their abilities to connect and integrate experiences
and new knowledge from all subject matter fields with what
they have previously learned and build on past learning experiences
to acquire new information through various media.
This curriculum guide was supported by Grant Number 1 R01/CCR414307 from NIOSH. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NIOSH. Special thanks to Dr. Ted Scharf.
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