ERIC Number: ED033375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-7
Reference Count: 0
The Social-Academic-Personal Experiences of Pupils: the Adolescent Society Revisited.
McElhinney, James H.; And Others
The social, academic, and personal experiences of students is the basic area explored in this study. Data was obtained from interviews and questionnaires of students and school personnel. James Coleman's work on the adolescent society and other research data was also used. Data was obtained on the influence the actions of teachers, administrators, librarians, and counselors have on students. The evidence collected suggests that teacher personality and the interaction between pupil and teacher are of major significance in school functioning. In addition to exposure to organized knowledge, there are apparently many important experiences for pupils at school. It is not the materials, facilities, teachers, and peers, but rather their worth to the student that is important, as well as the student's worth or value to teachers and peers. Based on the above research, a theory of Preliminary Curriculum Assessments was developed. Two assumptions are made: (1) education is what pupils perceive is happening to them because they attend school, and (2) education is what teachers (school personnel) do that influences pupils. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document]. (Author/KJ).
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Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Los Angeles, California, February 5--8, 1969