ERIC Number: ED248624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Programming for Youth in Secondary Schools and the Community.
Van Til, William
The paper is an autobiographical account of an educator's early experiences in teaching adolescents with behavior problems, including his attempts to work with the students to develop a curriculum related to their lives. One such curriculum--on "crooks"--that incorporated social studies, reading, writing, and art experiences is briefly recounted. The history of education for this population is traced and three curriculum philosophies, voiced by those who focus on the needs and interests of children and youth, those who want to acquaint youth with social realities, and those who emphasize values clarification, are noted. The need for education to be centered on "real" human problems is stressed. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Minnesota Conference on Programming for the Developmental Needs of Adolescents with Behavioral Disorders (Minneapolis, MN, Fall, 1982). Contained in EC 170 401.