ERIC Number: ED040922
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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The Elementary School of the Late '70's.
Bauch, Jerold P.; Shearron, Gilbert F.
Speculative prediction of the elementary school program of the future can be derived from current trends, promising directions, the accumulating body of theory and research, and demands of society. In the area of communications, multimedia and multisensory communication will replace teacher talk as the primary, one way channel. Formal curriculum will be replaced by commitment to each child's program. Evaluation will function as a mechanism for gathering feedback information to be used to guide and adjust the variables of the learning environment. Instruction will consist of cooperatively selected experience ranging from individual self instruction to mass instruction in groups of from two to several hundred. As children participate more directly in some of the activities of the community and as community involvement in the school increases, currently existing gaps in perception and expectation will be narrowed. The school will retain the aim of individual participation in the greater society, but will approach that purpose through the release of human potential, not the challenging of human potential. Educators will apply technology where the end result will be more efficient and effective learning and increased opportunity for person-to-person transactions. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.