ERIC Number: ED051352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Schools for the 70's and Beyond: A Call to Action. A Staff Report. Schools for the 70's Series, Main Report.
Greenleaf, Warren T.; Griffin, Gary A.
This book is a comprehensive staff report addressed to the United Teaching Profession as a basis to improve America's schools. Contents include: Section 1, The setting: a note of urgency; are schools to blame? the traditional role of education; the fruits of success; the new focus of change: humaneness in education; and, barriers to humane school. Section 2, The Humanistic School: the system; Problems: who's in charge here? the reaction to centralization; reemerging constituencies; action toward solution: diffusion of governance; the problems of power sharing; and, school must respond. The instructional program; Problem: an irrelevant curriculum--student needs, parent concerns; action toward solution: a relevant program; Problem: Classroom organization--individual differences, the uniform environment; action toward solution: evaluation for diagnosis--evaluation vs. grading; new concepts for evaluation; implications of diagnostic evaluation for the schools; strategies for action; The Humane Program; the teachers; Problems: the lack of appropriate teacher control, etc.; the students; Problems: cultural and ethnic differences, etc.; school finance. Section 3, The United Teaching Profession Acts, and epilogue. (JM)
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Centralization, Class Organization, Classroom Design, Curriculum Development, Decentralization, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Humanism, Relevance (Education), School Organization, State Departments of Education, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Teacher Qualifications
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Center for the Study of Instruction.