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ERIC Number: ED002460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Feb
Pages: 33
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A RATIONALE FOR CHANGING EDUCATION IN AN INNER-CITY HIGH SCHOOL, AN ABSTRACT OF LITERATURE RELATED TO PURPOSE ORGANIZATION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS.
RASSCHAERT, WILLIAM M.
REMARKS BASED ON AN ABSTRACT OF LITERATURE RELATED TO PURPOSE ORGANIZATION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS STRESS THE NEED FOR EVALUATING HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULA IN TERMS OF THE GENERAL PURPOSES OF AMERICAN EDUCATION AND THE SPECIFIC PURPOSES OF A PARTICULAR SCHOOL. MAJOR NEEDS OF YOUTH IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY ARE LISTED, ALTHOUGH THE NEEDS THEMSELVES ARE UNIFORM, THE PROGRAMS TO MEET THEM SHOULD BE VARIED. PROGRAMS TO MEET NEEDS FOR VOCATIONAL SKILLS, LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES, AND APPRECIATIONS, SHOULD BE BASED ON INDIVIDUAL NEEDS AND TALENTS, WHEREAS THE NEEDS FOR COMPETENCE AND UNDERSTANDING IN CITIZENSHIP, FAMILY LIFE, HEALTH, AND PHYSICAL FITNESS REQUIRE SIMILAR EXPERIENCES FOR ALL CHILDREN. GENERAL EDUCATION ANSWERS THE EMPHASIS ON CITIZENSHIP AND OTHER COMMON NEEDS. ILLUSTRATIONS ARE GIVEN OF THE KIND OF INSITUTIONAL STRUCTURE THAT MIGHT BE EVOLVED FROM PURPOSE ORGANIZATION. ADMINISTRATORS AND COUNSELORS COULD LEAD TEACHERS AND DEPARTMENT HEADS IN ACHIEVING THE SCHOOL'S MAJOR PURPOSES WITHOUT DISTURBING THE EXISTING DEPARTMENTAL ORGANIZATION IN A LARGE SCHOOL. DEPARTMENTALIZATION, ALTHOUGH NOT CONSIDERED DETRIMENTAL TO SCHOOL FUNCTIONING, IS FELT BY THE AUTHOR TO NEED MORE DIRECT RELATIONSHIP TO ACHIEVEMENT OF THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH THE SCHOOL IS ORGANIZED. ALONG WITH PURPOSE-ORGANIZED DEPARTMENTS, THERE SHOULD BE SUCH SERVICE DEPARTMENTS AS GUIDANCE AND CURRICULUM IMPROVEMENT. A FINAL CHANGE SUGGESTED BY THE EVOLUTION OF PURPOSE ORGANIZATION IS A NEW SCHEDULE PATTERN, INVOLVING INTEGRATED COURSES AND MODIFICATION OF TIME SCHEDULES TO INCLUDE THREE OR FOUR LENGTHS OF PERIODS.
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Identifiers: DETROIT GREAT CITIES PROJECT; MICHIGAN; Michigan (Detroit)