ERIC Number: ED063269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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What Will Be Taught--The Next Decade.
Krug, Mark M., Ed.
This book reviews the present high school curriculum and indicates the trends for the future. Seven professors were asked to assess the present situation and trends in their respective fields. The fields of study include English, visual education, science, foreign language, mathematics, social studies and teacher education. Major points in the respective articles include a) the need for sequential and cumulative English programs from kindergarten to graduate school, b) the expansion of art instruction to visual instruction including the study of architecture, photography, and the media, c) the need for methods of teaching scientific literacy to all children and the task of training scientists and engineers, d) the progress of foreign language since World War II was discussed in relation to the needs of todays education, e) the exploration of the reasons for the failure of school mathematics and suggestions to deal with the problem, f) the impact of massive alienation of young people on current social studies programs, and g) the reliance of teacher education on the effectiveness of pre- and in-service training. The evolvement of a meaningful philosophy of teaching is necessary to give the teacher direction and purpose. Common areas of emphasis include student involvement, student interest, opportunities for student self-development, individualized instruction, and less rigid institutions. (MJM)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Individual Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Secondary School Curriculum
F. E. Peacock Publishers, Inc., Itasca, Illinois 60143 ($4.50)
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