ERIC Number: ED058497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct-15
Reference Count: 0
Schooling for the Future: Toward Quality and Equality in American Precollegiate Education.
Educational Inquiry, Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
Educational changes and innovations needed to improve the quality of American elementary and secondary education were studied. The study sought to do the following: (1) identify the central problems, issues, and directions of American education to 1980 and beyond; (2) project a reasonably attainable set of conditions and changes to be achieved for coping with these problems, issues, and directions; (3) articulate strategies for maintaining continuing change; and (4) propose structural arrangements to support desired changes and strategies. The focus is on metropolitan settings. The report is divided into two parts: Part I contains, in an abbreviated form, the essential arguments, proposals, and recommendations of Part II; and Part II contains four task force reports: A. Education in 2000; B. Education and Schooling in 1980; C. Strategies for Change; and D. Institutional Arrangements in 1980. Recommendations related to dealing with change are: (1) Continuous planning must be effected by creating autonomous, national policy planning centers; (2) There must be decentralization in the formulation of regulations and in the decision making process; (3) Educational opportunity must be provided on an individualized basis; (4) The curriculum must be overhauled; and (5) Research must be conducted in all the stated areas. (For related document, see ED 058 473.) (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: President's Commission on School Finance, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Inquiry, Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: United States