ERIC Number: ED060328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
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The School in Society.
Tasmanian Education Dept., Hobart (Australia).
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of the role of school in Tasmania as seen in a report by a committee appointed to determine that question. At present, Tasmanian children are required to attend school between the ages of 6 and 16. About 20% of children attend private schools. The demands of society for citizenship, vocational competence, and self-inclination are common to all students, so this type of education should be provided for all. The use of mass media should be considered when planning educational programs, as well as oral communications and problems of personal and social relations in all subjects. In secondary schools, more thought should go into curriculum planning to allow for individual student abilities. Technical subjects in high schools should be considered as extensions of the primary arts and crafts program, and all students should be allowed to participate. Teachers should be more involved in curriculum planning. The school should accept responsibility for consideration of moral issues, including sex education and dangers of drugs. New schools should become community centers, so that adults can continue their educations and workers can upgrade their skills. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, School Buildings, School Community Relationship, School Role, Secondary Education, Social Development, Teacher Participation, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tasmanian Education Dept., Hobart (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia; Australia (Tasmania)