ERIC Number: ED195510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Facing the Eighties: Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education Needs.
Jones, J. L.
Changes in the structure of education and more money are what education in the eighties will require. There are some specific issues that can be identified and must be addressed in education: (1) revitalization of compensatory programs; (2) preparation of students to function in a multilingual, multicultural world; (3) accountability of educators at all levels; (4) full funding for exceptional student education; (5) construction needs for schools in the eighties; (6) revitalizing urban centers; and (7) realistic solutions to vocational education needs. Students need to learn how to live in the adult world rather than the academic world. The local, state, and federal governments and professional educators must work together to continue and to capitalize on the education children currently receive. (SAS)
Descriptors: Accountability, Compensatory Education, Competency Based Education, Disabilities, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Minimum Competencies, Multicultural Education, School Buildings, Teacher Evaluation, Urban Education, Vocational Education, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared for House Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education (96th Congress, 2nd Session) "Needs of Elementary and Secondary Education in the 1980's: A Compendium of Policy Papers." For related documents, see ED 185 660 and ED 194 475.