ERIC Number: ED037768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb-17
Reference Count: 0
The New Morality of Teenagers--The New Student Voice.
Ferguson, Donald G.
A new student climate is desperately needed in our schools. Basic to a new climate is recognition that what is occurring is an appeal to be recognized, heard, and respected. Students' legitimate demands need to be responded to. This calls for a searching look at what the school's job is and the development of a positive course of action to give leadership to the new student voice. A total of three suggestions are given. First, there is a need for a better student information system for monitoring student life and incorporating student information in school decisions. Secondly, there is a need for student development emphasis within the schools. This could be achieved through: (1) student centers, (2) teacher resources, (3) student resources, (4) counselor resources, and (5) black-white relations. Lastly, there is a need for massive reform in the curriculum. Changes should include: (1) learning resource centers, (2) more and different offerings, particularly in vocational areas and work study programs, and (3) forums on contemporary issues. (KJ)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at American Association of School Administrators Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey, February 14-18, 1970