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ERIC Number: ED058191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Pages: 12
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Some Opening Remarks: Addressed to the NEATE at Its Spring Conference in Auburn, Mass., May 1, 1971.
La Conte, Ronald
The Leaflet, v70 n3 p27-38 September 1971
In these opening remarks to conference attendees, problems faced by schools today, and in particular by English teachers, are recounted, and possible solutions are offered. These problems are: student disruption; school governance; student rights; relevance of curriculum; elective programs; student participation in course content selection; accountability concept; behavioral objectives; teacher preparation; and teacher surplus. Suggested solutions to these educational problems are: (1) make the curriculum more responsive to the individual student; (2) allow students to participate with teachers in designing an elective courses curriculum; (3) utilize the British Primary Education Plan, which focuses on language in use and the uses of language rather than classification and identification and accumulation of knowledge about; (4) move teacher preparation from college classrooms to school classrooms; and (5) utilize the teacher surplus to reduce class size, institute new programs, and develop new approaches. (DB)
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