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ERIC Number: ED030975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May-12
Pages: 18
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The Governance of Public Education.
Fischer, John H.
To achieve significant educational change responsive to the major problems of our society, the following assumptions which continue largely to dominate education must be reexamined: (1) That education is a privilege to be enjoyed by those who are able to obtain it for themselves, and a form of charity for those less fortunate; (2) that a principal function of education is to separate and classify students by group and by level; (3) that education is exclusively a process by which the older generation transmits established knowledge to the younger generation; and (4) that education should be isolated from other aspects of political life. These revisions are necessary to implement an educational policy of the future which stresses the needs for (1) increased cooperation and cooperation and coordination with other agencies and groups in efforts to alleviate major social ills, (2) a shift in emphasis from teaching to learning, and (3) administrators who are aware of and responsive to the demands of their culture and community. (JH)
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Note: Paper presented at the Far West Conference sponsored by the AASA (Las Vegas, Nevada, May 12, 1969).