ERIC Number: ED046015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov-20
Reference Count: 0
Student Development: Priorities for the 70's.
Ferguson, Donald G.
A new student climate is desperately needed in our schools. From impressions gained from nationwide interviews, the vast majority of students are anxious for solutions to the problems of student climate, and they represent a tremendous resource, to date largely untapped. The following suggestions are made on the recognition that students have a legitimate gripe, and that the situation is not hopeless. Some fundamental changes must take place, however, and there are resources to cope with what is going on. Firstly, there is a need for a student information system, with up to date, usable student information for making decisions. The school district organization should have a unit that has student development and student life as its primary concern. Secondly, there is a need for a student development focus to build better human relations. A student center, concerned with student life should be set up in each school. Teachers with good rapport should be able to interact with students, and provisions need to be made for this. The student body should be allowed to take more responsibility for supervision than is presently allowed. (Author/KJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of South Florida, Tampa.
Note: Paper presented at the Florida Personnel and Guidance Association Convention in Miami, Florida, November 19-21, 1970