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ERIC Number: ED022810
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The Disadvantaged - Challenge to Educational Reform: Some Policy Considerations.
Fantini, Mario D.
The general perspective suggested by this paper is for the states to capitalize on the "new" educational money made available to them by Federal legislation to adopt a strategy for reforming its schools which includes (1) using the problem of the disadvantaged as the means for initiating widespread reform for all children, and (2) making institutional change the general criterion for investing any new money into education. From this vantage point the paper describes the educational and structural changes which would make the schools consonant with a dynamic contemporary society and which would provide a system of universal education from preschool through college. Discussed are such issues as (1) the organizational and bureaucratic rigidity of the most school systems, (2) the irrelevant curriculum which does not consider the concerns of the students nor their career development, (3) the educational manpower needs which can be partially met by nonprofessional aides, (4) the improvement of urban teacher preparation, and (5) the problem of segregation, desegregation, and integration. Recommendations for institutional change are included. (NH)
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