Jeffco Public School, situated in Colorado, is one of the renowned public school in the United States. It consists of near about 85,000 pupils and is branching over 148 segments altogether. Among these branches, it comprises of 129 neighborhood schools, 9 option schools focusing on special education and 10 charter schools. According to school census (2005-2006), the population of students in school combines 1.1% American Indians, 3.6% Asians, 1.9% Blacks, 17.4% Hispanics and 76.1% Whites. Purpose of EducationA purpose can be defined as the ultimate goal of the process of education. In some instances, the transmission of knowledge has been considered as the primary purpose of education, while the application of knowledge acquired from school setup to the real world is occurred as a result of the processing of knowledge, a phenomenon identified as the function of the education (Oakes, 1986). According to the vision statement ascribed by Jefferson County, the system believes in equality of learning for all students. The ideology of the school is to focus on the areas where students become able to attain their highest potentialities, as reported by the community. Now, as it is quite evident that, the purpose itself is an articulated objective, thus effort needs to be put towards attainment. On the other hand, function is a subjective aspect and assumed to take place without direct intervention. Hence, the design of the purpose needs to facilitate few significant components. –
Acquirement of knowledge in the frame of past of present context inclusive of mathematics, science, literature and history
Enhancement of decision making policies by means of promoting capabilities for evaluation of information
Development of behavioral education focusing on building both psychological and physical health and abilities
Promotion of programming into cultural context
Enhancement on knowledge of moral exercises and ethical standards pertinent to culture and society
Development of self-esteem, self-efficacy, personal development, rational decision-making strategies
The Jeffco Public School focuses on the essential ingredients of education and it focuses on the instructional services assuring the standardization of content and educational equity along with norms defining family literacy, corresponding with the body of research supporting the efficacy of family literacy initiatives (Lesar, et al., 1997) and multiracial education by enhancing equality, stability and autonomy with an understanding of cycle of education.