ERIC Number: ED209757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Education for the 80's. Monograph No. 5.
Gilbert, Michael B., Ed.
Five papers collected in this monograph provide information and suggestions regarding the potential role of educators in contemporary society. The first article suggests that, in many families, economic conditions requiring the employment of both parents will place greater responsibility for the development of children's moral and ethical standards on educators. The growing emphasis on educational accountability is discussed in the second article which focuses on the steps taken by the State of Georgia to improve student performance via the Georgia Educational Accountability Act. The next paper stresses the role of education in allocating opportunities, status, and rewards to citizens and the importance of adequate teacher training programs in the preparation of educators capable of meeting the demands of modern society. The fourth article explains the need to overcome the self-oriented attitudes of our students by encouraging both self-sufficiency and the desire to serve society at large by sharing energy and talents. Finally, an article on special education points out the need to change deeply entrenched practices by encouraging a better understanding of the behaviors and needs of special education students. (JEH)
Descriptors: Accountability, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Needs, Mainstreaming, School Role, State Legislation, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Role, Values Education
Director, Bureau of Educational Research and Field Services, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA 95211 ($4.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA. Bureau of Educational Research and Field Services.