ERIC Number: ED065417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-3
Reference Count: 0
Renewal: The Challenge to the Schools and The View From "Forty Years On."
McClellan, Bruce; Osgood, Esther E.
Two addresses dealing with educational change, given at the NAIS conference in March, 1972, are presented in this brief pamphlet. In the first, Bruce McClellan speaks about the need for independent schools to respond to challenges of social change in an optimistic rather than a pessimistic manner as they face the task of educating a new generation for a new world. With increasing technology the need for individual freedom and self-awareness becomes greater as a counterpoise. Because we live in a world of struggle between anonymity of machinery and technology and the inner tensions of humanity -- a world also of creative and destructive forces -- a paradoxical situation exists. The challenge is to first recognize the problem, and then respond to it. In the second speech, Esther E. Osgood briefly describes a panorama of educational interests and reform during the last forty years in independent schools. Each decade focused upon different aspects of education, evidence that education is a constant flux of change and will always be different in the future. (SJM)
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Authoring Institution: National Association of Independent Schools, Boston, MA.