ERIC Number: ED187040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Critique of Giving Youth a Better Chance. The Recommendations of the Carnegie Council on Policy Studies about Education, Work, and Services for Youth.
McCleary, Lloyd E.
The Carnegie Council Report seeks the reform of educational institutions and the amelioration of conditions faced by disadvantaged and deprived youth. Its guiding principles to achieve reform are to equalize educational opportunity and to increase available options and choices for disadvantaged youth. The 44 recommendations of the report are appended to this paper. According to the critique, although the report provides some rationale or logic from which the recommendations are derived, it is typical of the expose in several respects. It is the "outsider's" view of a particular set of conditions at a particular point in time without knowledge of or concern for the dynamics of the moment or the directions of evolutional development. It assumes that teachers and administrators are inept and that institutions are unresponsive. It provides overgeneralized solutions that may fit no particular set of conditions, and it does not concern itself with underlying causes or with other than immediate effects. Technically, the report leaves several things to be desired. Descriptions of the degree of community involvement in the schools and levels of school crime and vandalism are seriously dated. In addition, the recommendations do not flow from a consistent rationale or from the evidence presented. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Change, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Labor Market, Rural Youth, Secondary Education, Urban Education, Work Experience Programs, Youth Problems
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
Identifiers: Carnegie Council Policy Studies Higher Education