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Oregon Administrative Rules
Chapter 581 - Oregon Department of Education

Standard Education for Oregon Students
A Standard Education for Oregon Students is comprised of:
(1) Common Curriculum Goals. The Common Curriculum Goals consist of:
(a) Essential Learning Skills. The Essential Learning Skills are those skills essential to learning and necessary for understanding in the subject matter areas. The skills are: Reading, writing, speaking, listening, mathematics, reasoning and study skills;
(b) Common Knowledge and Skills. The Common Knowledge and Skills consists of facts, concepts, principles, rules, procedures and methods of inquiry associated with the following subject matter areas:
(A) English Language Arts;
(B) Mathematics;
(C) Health Education;
(D) Science Education;
(E) Physical Education;
(F) Social Studies;
(G) Music;
(H) Art;
(I) Personal Finance;
(J) Second Language and Culture (proposed);
(K) Career Education.
(2) Professional -- Technical Education. Occupational preparation which blends the interests and aptitudes of students with the skills and experience needed to become employed, sustain economic independence and enter advanced education and training.
(3) Education Programs Mandated by State or Federal Law and Selected Other State Requirements Presently Constituted:
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(c) The following state requirements contained in OAR Chapter 581, Division 022:
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(J) Library Media Skills Instruction.
(4) Character Education. Character Education is the process of helping students develop and practice the core ethical values that our diverse society shares and holds important. These values include, but are not limited to, respect, responsibility, caring, trustworthiness, justice and fairness, and civic virtue and citizenship.
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(6) International Understanding. International Understanding represents the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to live effectively in a world possessing limited natural resources and characterized by ethnic diversity, cultural pluralism and an increased interdependence. Such knowledge, skills and attitudes are developed through broad exposure to international content in all subject areas and through learning a second language.
(7) Support Services Necessary to Provide a Standard Education for Oregon Students:
(a) Student Services:
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(E) Providing library, audio/video, television and computer learning.
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