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ERIC Number: ED043717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 29
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Some Theoretical Consideration for Developing New Educational Programs for the Poor.
Fantini, Mario D.
The outdated nature of the school as an institution has victimized, not only the clients but the practitioners--not only those outside seeking ways of getting in but those inside the school trying to make it work. The problem is with the form and shape of the institution in which administrators, supervisors, teachers, students, parents, communities, etc. function. Fundamental reform leading to a new and more relevant educational institution requires change in the three major pillars of the present educational system: (1) In governance, a realignment of the parties involved in the process of educational decision-making is required, involving a shift toward giving parents, community residents, and students an increased voice in policy. (2) In substance, a reform of the objects to be achieved and the content to be learned is needed--involving the search for relevance toward more humanistically oriented curricula dealing with individual and group problems, and having a more functional emphasis; for example, preparation for major societal roles. (3) In personnel, opening educational systems by the people who will be responsible for implementation to a far broader base of talent than the conventionally prepared career educator is required. (Author/JM)
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