ERIC Number: ED061750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Two Contrasting Educational Models: Applications and Policy Implications.
Sherman, Vivian S.
Two educational models are described: Alternative S, the structured situation stands for security and sureness gained through the equating of system and structure and through organization which preserves the status quo. Alternative O, openness, stands for ongoingness, and opportune moments for growth. Values and latent dangers of these two diverse models are presented, followed by a description of educational experiences that would follow from their underlying assumptions. Educator personalities and compatible situational contexts for each alternative are described. The two belief systems are examined relative to a wide variety of current educational issues to illustrate the extent to which different basic assumptions influence how problems are conceptualized and approached. The alternative systems are also projected against a broad socialization perspective, which reveals diverse consequences for human development and society. Implications of these two world views for the analysis of policy decisions are layed out. (Author/JY)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA.