ERIC Number: ED041790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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The School and the Democratic Environment.
The purpose of the conference was to explore how schools can prepare students to function in a democratic society beset by unprededented demands, complexities, and inconsistencies between theory and practice. Educational reform was the long-range goal, the short-term goal being the extension of dialogue in large and small school districts leading toward a more democratic environment in which students can learn. Participants were civic leaders, federal officials, and professional people, as well as educators. The following papers and film are summarized in the report: What Do We Want From Our Schools?, Marvin R. Weisboard; The Question of Relevancy, Robert H. Finch; It's Time for Change: Are Schools Up To It?, Ramsey Clark; Schools, Politics, Rebellion, and Other Youthful Interests, Gerald W. Marker and Howard D. Mehlinger; Short Takes from a Bad Scene, the conference film; Responding to Rebels With a Cause, Alan F. Westin; Cleveland's Experiment in Mutual Respect, William L. Smith; Voices Inside the Beleaguered School, David Mallery; A Course in Questions Without Answers, James M. Becker. (DJB)
Descriptors: Activism, Citizenship, Conference Reports, Democratic Values, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Educational Problems, Political Socialization, Relevance (Education), School Policy, Secondary School Students, Secondary Schools, Social Studies, Social Systems, Student Role, Student School Relationship
Columbia University Press, 135 South Broadway, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York 10533 ($3.95)
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Sponsor: Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, MO.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
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Note: Proceedings of a conference sponsored by the Danforth Foundation and the Ford Foundation, April, 1969