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ERIC Number: ED010041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 587
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Reference Count: 0
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CONFERENCE ON QUALITY AND EQUALITY IN EDUCATION.
BRESSLER, MARVIN; TUMIN, MELVIN M.
A 3-DAY CONFERENCE WAS HELD AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY TO DEFINE GOALS, IDENTIFY OBSTACLES, AND SUGGEST MEANS THROUGH WHICH SUPERIOR EDUCATION COULD BE MADE AVAILABLE TO ALL AMERICANS REGARDLESS OF TALENT OR POSITION IN THE STRATIFICATION SYSTEM. SEVEN SESSIONS EMPHASIZED A WIDE RANGE OF FACTORS IN THE SCHOOL AND SOCIETY THAT INFLUENCE QUALITY AND EQUALITY IN EDUCATION. THE TOPICS OF THE CONFERENCE SESSIONS AS LISTED ON THE AGENDA WERE--(1) "POLARITIES AND TENSIONS IN THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM," (2) "THE CHALLENGE OF GROUP DIFFERENCES," (3) "THE CHALLENGE OF INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES," (4) "EDUCATION IN THE SOCIAL SYSTEM (EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL INFLUENCES AFFECTING THE SCHOOL)," (5) "THE CONTENT AND PROCESSES OF EDUCATION," (6) "THE RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING OF SCHOOLMEN," AND (7) "BEYOND THE TWELFTH YEAR (THE PROBLEM OF CONTINUING EDUCATION)."IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THE OBSTACLES IN THE ACHIEVEMENT OF QUALITY AND EQUALITY IN EDUCATION SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN AT TWO LEVELS--THE SOCIETAL AND THE EDUCATIONAL. THE FIRST OF THESE MODES OF INTERVENTION WOULD AIM AT ELIMINATING THOSE FEATURES OF SOCIETY THAT PRODUCE LEARNING DEFICITS IN CHILDREN BEFORE THEY ATTEND SCHOOL AND WHICH CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THEIR EDUCATION. THE SECOND MODE WOULD INCLUDE GREATER ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES TO THE EDUCATIONAL SECTOR AND THE ADOPTION OF COMPENSATORY DEVICES, SUCH AS PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS, SMALL CLASSES, AND INTENSIVE TUTORING. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Princeton Univ., NJ.
Identifiers: NEW JERSEY; New Jersey (Princeton)