ERIC Number: ED027618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Activism in the Secondary Schools: Analysis and Recommendations.
Erickson, Kenneth; And Others
This booklet analyzes the manifestations of student unrest in the secondary schools, discusses the causes of activism, and recommends ways for dealing with these forces. Alienated students and various types of activist students are defined. Examples are given of such activist-oriented activities as underground publications, sit-ins, picketing, mass meetings, vandalism, manipulation of student politics, and protest themes. Some major causes of activism are analyzed with particular attention paid to societal causes, school related causes, and personal causes. Recommendations are made for using student unrest to benefit the educational process. Discussion covers the administrator's role, faculty role, communication, administration, counseling, student participation in government, open forums, curricula, guidance programs, and student activity programs. In the event that activism becomes destructive and must be controlled, suggestions are made for establishing school policies relating to discipline, closed campuses, underground newspapers, the "continuation school" program, improvement of facilities, community news media, Parent-Teachers Associations, and emergency planning. (TT)
Descriptors: Activism, Administrator Role, Curriculum Evaluation, Discipline, Extracurricular Activities, Guidance Programs, Independent Study, Publications, School Policy, School Role, Secondary Schools, Student Alienation, Student Attitudes, Student Organizations, Student Participation, Teacher Role
Bureau of Educational Research and Service, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403 ($1.50).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Bureau of Educational Research and Service.