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ERIC Number: ED037179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Pages: 5
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[How Straight the Jacket?]
Ward, F. Champion
The educational system is wracked by three crises: the crisis of efficiency and support; the crisis of relevance and control; and the crisis of race and class. Concerning the first, budgeteers and law makers will soon want answers about the efficiency of the present distribution of educational tasks and levels, new programs, and the use of new media. Students tend to be suspicious of the preoccupation with "efficiency and support" and are asking that education justify itself in terms of its relevance to their growth as individuals and to the transformation of American society and culture. The third crisis is caused by black and other minority group students who are questioning both the process of university operations and its course of studies. To meet these crises, it is important to seek a greater variety of means to meet more clearly stated ends. This means asking questions about the why's and how's of learning. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Note: Address delivered to the Annual Meeting of the College Entrance Examination Board, New York, N.Y., Oct. 27-28, 1969