ERIC Number: ED063680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Making Local Change Programs Relevant to Students' Needs. Research Training Through a Multiple System Consortium, Paper Number 3.
Morgan, John L.; Washington, Alfonzo
A central concern of educational innovation is making instruction relevant to the needs and learner characteristics of individual students generally and of special subpopulations of students in particular. Current schooling often involves inappropriate learning goals, ineffectual curricular and instructional materials, discriminatory organization for instruction, and authoritarian and hostile social/emotional school climates. The participants in the training programs concerned with local educational change were introduced to the concerns for relevance as related to teaching problem-solving thinking, stressing personal/social development, organizing and conducting instruction for mastery of learning tasks, and individualizing instruction. The training programs stressed that students, instructional staff, administrative staff, and community members should be involved in the developmental, the implementation, and the evaluate stages of the local educational programs. The long term program offered intensive training for leadership in designing and conducting change programs meant to increase the relevance of instruction offered inner-city children. Related documents are EA 004 408, EA 004 409, and EA 004 411. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.
Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (57th, Chicago, Ill., April 3-7, 1972)