ERIC Number: ED039536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb-18
Reference Count: 0
Secondary School Student Activism: An Up-tight Communication Problem.
Elseroad, Homer O.
We have succeeded in teaching students to think for themselves, to debate controversial issues, to challenge traditions and to question authority. Now, however, many schools are threatened by the very things they have tried to instill in their students. Students are demanding a more relevant education, fairer discipline practices, and a greater opportunity to participate in the decision making processes of their schools. A great deal of student unrest can be attributed to a lack of communication. Therefore, the following suggestions are offered to improve the educational climate and better human relations within our schools: (1) principals and teachers need to develop a greater understanding of today's student and learn new skills to deal with him and his problems; (2) Counseling services should be expanded and improved; (3) student councils should be given more authority; and (4) the curriculum should be modified so that greater emphasis is placed on current problems and issues. (RSM)
Descriptors: Activism, Communication Problems, Counseling Services, Guidance Personnel, Interpersonal Competence, Principals, Secondary School Curriculum, Secondary School Students, Secondary Schools, Social Attitudes, Social Change, Student Alienation, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Organizations, Student Participation, Student School Relationship, Student Teacher Relationship
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.