ERIC Number: ED064789
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Task Force on Compulsory Education.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
This report presents a summary of opinions on compulsory education from a variety of sources, discusses literature on the subject, and provides conclusions and recommendations. Based on study findings, the task force members concluded that while compulsory education is currently not a subject for discussion, compulsory attendance is. In addition, they emphasize that there is a need for a variety of structures and curriculums planned by both educators and students, and they urge that age be considered no barrier to entering or reentering the educational system. The report includes descriptions of some creative approaches to alternatives in education that could provide for the needed variety and assist in the reduction of those unfavorable conditions symptomatic of current school operations. (JF)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Attendance, Compulsory Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems, Educational Change, Equal Education, School Attendance Legislation, School Districts, School Organization, State Departments of Education, Student Participation, Student School Relationship, Teacher Associations, Teaching Methods
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.