ERIC Number: ED050214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Advisory Task Force Report to the White House Conference on Youth, 1971.
White House Conference on Youth, Washington, DC.
To provide a vehicle by which students could present their views on education, the Education Task Force was established as part of the White House Conference on Youth. The 12 task force members represent diverse backgrounds and educational interests. Although their demands seem quite diverse, a pattern emerged. Most of the topics appeared to fall into three major areas of concern: the need for equal educational opportunity, relevant educational systems, and student participation in educational governance. Three other topics appeared to require special attention: the problems facing exceptional students, the problems facing the dropout and potential dropout, and the need to provide teachers with better preparation. The task force requested six nationally known educators to write position papers concerning the topics. Task force members also attempted to study the attitudes of young people toward education to obtain the views of as many people as possible. They relied on two youth attitude surveys conducted by the White House Conference as well as recent reports by students on education and reports from youth conferences being held across the country. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: White House Conference on Youth, Washington, DC.