ERIC Number: ED035112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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High School Student Unrest. Education U.S.A. Special Report: How to Anticipate Protest, Channel Activism, and Protect Student Rights.
Gudridge, Beatrice M.
This special report describes some of the sources of contemporary student unrest in the nation's high schools, and provides several suggestions for school officials attempting to formulate a policy for dealing with student protest. The discussion of causes of unrest covers such topics as racial conflict, dress and grooming regulations, rule administration, smoking regulations, and communication problems. The report suggests that student activism can be constructively channeled by providing for increased student involvement in educational policy making, and describes contemporary efforts to increase student participation that are being implemented in schools throughout the nation. The report contains a review of recent court decisions affecting student rights and excerpts from seven policy statements to illustrate the variety of important elements that should be considered by school officials prior to the development of policies for dealing with student unrest. (JH)
Descriptors: Activism, Administrative Principles, Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Behavior, Civil Liberties, Communication Problems, Court Litigation, Curriculum Development, Grievance Procedures, High School Students, Racial Factors, Student Participation, Student School Relationship, Teacher Role
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Authoring Institution: National School Public Relations Association, Washington, DC.