ERIC Number: ED042712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
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A Consideration of the Feasibility of Educational Objectives Commissions, Appendix D. Vol. II, A Plan for Managing the Development, Implementation and Operation of a Model Elementary Teacher Education Program.
Broadbent, William A.
This report, considering the feasibility and effectiveness of educational objectives commissions, begins with a brief survey of the early history of such commissions, and then considers in more detail the work of commissions since 1935, when the NEA and the American Association of School Administrators established the Educational Policy Commission to study national pedagogical problems and to set educational objectives. This commission was dissolved in 1968, as it was felt to be insufficiently flexible to meet urgent problems. The work of the Eight-State Project, begun in 1965 to explore the possibility of designing education for the future, is examined, as well as the educational policy centers at Syracuse University and the Stanford Research Institute in California. The growth of teacher militancy in recent years is seen as producing a shift in the sources of educational decision-making to the teachers' unions and away from the educational objectives commissions. The historical record of the commissions, the research literature on their effectiveness, and the growth of teacher unionism seem to support a cynical assessment of the future prospects of the commissions. Related documents are SP 004 155 to SP 004 157 and SP004 159 to SP 004 166. (MBM)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Problems, Elementary School Teachers, Feasibility Studies, Professional Associations, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Militancy, Unions
Supt. of Docs., Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (HE5.87: M72/V2, Appendixes A-P, $2.25)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Coll. of Education, Monmouth.