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ERIC Number: ED224163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
A Crisis of Confidence: Has America Lost Faith in Its Schools?
IFG Policy Notes, v2 n3 Sum 1981
This collection of short articles addresses several issues. The first article briefly discusses the growing lack of confidence in schools, with a glance at the role of the mass media. The second article, an interview on the same topic, looks at the state's loss of credibility regarding education and other areas in the United States and other countries. This article suggests that rather than a lack of confidence in schools, the crisis is really over who governs the system and whose interests are represented. The benefits of the teacher seniority system are examined in the next article. Another article looks at how policy frameworks affect policy choice, especially regarding the differences between special education policy in the United States and Britain. Briefly examined in another article are the current research activities at the Institute for Research on Educational Finance and Governance. A final longer article looks at the growing problem of overeducation. The author looks at several definitions of overeducation: decline in salaries of college graduates, lack of the jobs college graduates expected to find when they entered college, and workers who are overskilled. The article concludes that overeducation currently presents a problem to both individuals and the private and public sectors. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Centralization, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Public Opinion, Research Projects, School Support, Special Education, Underemployment
Publications, Institute for Research on Educational Finance and Governance, School of Education; CERAS Building, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Research on Educational Finance and Governance.
Identifiers: Great Britain; Overeducation
Note: Bound with: IFG Policy Perspectives (Sum 1981), "Overeducation: The Growing Imbalance between Education and Work." Not available in paper copy due to small print and colored paper of original document.