Three major areas of confrontation within the educational system stem from power shifts taking place within the social system as a whole. The taxpayer's revolt against increased school expenditures as juxtaposed to teachers' collective demands for salary increases forms the nucleus of one major confrontation area. Secondly, urban schools face a dilemma while attempting to reconcile black power demands for community control of schools with the principle that centralization is a logical corollary of increasing interdependence and homogeneity within the society. The revolt of college and high school students against their administrations forms the third major area of confrontation. Although the educational subsystem must be capable of adapting to new social demands, these three distresses are symptomatic of societal, rather than strictly educational, ills. As such, the root causes of these distresses can only be treated by the integrated efforts of the many subsystems comprising the total social system. (JH)
Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (24th, Chicago, Ill., March 16-20, 1969).