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ERIC Number: ED043400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 18
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Technological In-Migration and Curricular Change; Educational Politics in Albuquerque, 1945-1965.
Hales, William M., Jr.; Burlingame, Martin
The impact of a large in-migration of scientists and technicians on the educational policies of the Albuquerque, New Mexico, public school system from 1945 to 1965 was investigated for the purpose of analyzing the educational politics of a system related to an increasing tempo of demands for a more academic curriculum. A case study design which relied heavily on historical methodology was employed to explore the articulation, processing, and implementation of demands. Collection and analysis of documents and interviews were the major research methods used. The pre-Sputnik era (1945-57) featured educational demands by "technocrats" which produced no educational response. The Sputnik era (1957-58) legitimized those demands and resulted in greater curricular emphasis on science, math, and college preparatory programs. The post-Sputnik calm (1959-62) resulted in a reduction in political activity, educational demands, and curricular responses since demands had been substantially met during the previous period. The period of reaction (1963-65) emphasized compensatory and vocational education for the disadvantaged, and this was supported even by the technocrats. (JH)
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Identifiers: New Mexico; New Mexico (Albuquerque)