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ERIC Number: ED066903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 18
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Incident at Andover.
Field, Sydney S.
A seminar on how to make education more responsive to our "fast-changing, unstable and incendiary society" was held as part of the North Reading Screen Education Project, at Andover, Massachusetts in November 1969. Conference participants pointed out, for example, that "no one knows how to make a ghetto school work", and that millions of white students are victims of schools "that can't teach kids to read in lily-white suburban areas any better than in black city-center schools", and that of the 3 million students who entered college in the year preceding the seminar, 40% were expected to drop out out within two years. Many participants felt multi-media communications offered the only cure to "the endemic toxicity that is infecting the very lifeblood of our future". To be successful a multi-media instructional system needs three parts: trained teachers who are professionally certified, a scientifically designed curriculum and physical equipment designed to meet established specifications. (MG)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Reading Public Schools, MA.