ERIC Number: ED030912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Student Activism in the High Schools of New York State.
Haake, Bernard F.; Langworthy, Philip B.
The purpose of nine regional meetings between New York State Education Department personnel, educators and students from selected secondary school districts was to obtain information about unrest and the changing expectations of high school students. The following conclusions were made: (1) rising expectations of students are part of the "times," (2) changing expectations are not exclusively a racial matter, (3) a thread of commonality exists in all student unrest, (4) outside organizations somewhat encourage student activism, (5) rigidity of the educational environment contributes to student unrest, (6) student expectations of their own governance are basically rooted in altruism and integrity, (7) rising expectations for all students should be encouraged, (8) students involved in activism have diverse motives, necessitating differentiated responses, and (9) student activism will increase, assuming a variety of forms. It was recommended that educators be attuned to the rising expectations of students in initiating improvements in the secondary school system. (Author/LS)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.