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ERIC Number: ED020832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Sep-28
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
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EDUCATION FOR RURAL PEOPLES IN THE NEW AMERICA.
KIMBALL, SOLON T.
THE SWEEPING CHANGES WHICH CHARACTERIZE THE MODERN WORLD HAVE BEEN REFLECTED ONLY INCIDENTALLY IN THE ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICES OF THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM. A TREMENDOUS EDUCATIONAL VACUUM EXISTS IN THE AREA OF INTERPERSONAL EDUCATION, IN WHICH THE STUDENT LEARNS TO FUNCTION AS AN EFFECTIVE MEMBER OF A COORDINATED TEAM, RATHER THAN AS AN INDIVIDUAL. UNDER THE EXISTING EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CERTAIN EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES SUCH AS SPORTS, TEAM EFFORT IS USUALLY NOT ENCOURAGED. SUCH ORGANIZATIONS AS 4-H CLUB AND FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA DO EMPHASIZE COOPERATION AND TEAM EFFORT, BUT THIS KIND OF PRACTICE MUST BE FURTHER GENERALIZED TO ACADEMIC AREAS. THERE IS AN IMMEDIATE NEED FOR EDUCATIONAL PLANNERS AND PROGRAMS TO TRAIN PERSONNEL IN ANTICIPATION OF THE FUTURE NEEDS OF STUDENTS WHO WILL BE REQUIRED TO WORK ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY AS MEMBERS OF A TEAM AS OUR SOCIETY MOVES TOWARD EVER GREATER DEGREES OF SPECIALIZATION. THIS SPEECH WAS DELIVERED TO THE 1964 CONFERENCE ON RURAL EDUCATION, NEA (WASHINGTON, D.C., SEPTEMBER 28, 1964). (DA)
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Identifiers: FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA; 4 H CLUBS