ERIC Number: ED039926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
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Implementing Different and Better Schools.
Glines, Don E.
This volume provides guidelines for implementing change in schools, grades K-12. An example of innovative education is Wilson Campus School, the laboratory school of Mankato State College, which stresses personalized programs, concern with human relations and self-concept, nongraded curriculum reform, and team planning. The author challenges current school practices that lead to inefficiency and student failure. He offers a philosophy for immediate and massive change and urges ongoing innovation from preschool through college. Suggestions are given for improving instruction, learning, and student evaluation and the use of technology. The mechanisms for change are described and the organization of new structures are explained. These changes are to be implemented by administrators, teachers, and students. Specific programs are discussed for variable scheduling, individualized instruction, student freedom, etc. Evaluation of present progress and future planning needs is included. Appendixes provide further information on starting new programs and list names of educators, schools, and organizations who are involved in educational revision. Curriculum project descriptions and a bibliography on change are provided. (DR)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Philosophy, Educational Strategies, Experimental Schools, Individualized Instruction, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Organization, Student Needs, Team Teaching
Campus Publishers, Box 1005, Mankato, Minnesota ($5.00)
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Authoring Institution: Mankato State Univ., Minn. Wilson Campus School.