ERIC Number: ED067728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Process Education: The New Direction for Elementary-Secondary Schools.
Cole, Henry P.
Because the meanings of "process" and "education" are extremely connotative and ambiguous, this book was designed to develop an explicit set of goals, definitions, assumptions, justifications, and a rationale for the practice of process education. It is concerned with the practical, logical, and philosophical foundations of process education procedures used to implement the technology into widespread educational practice. Included in the contents are discussions of the values underlying process education, the derivative roles for pupils and teachers engaged in the practice of process education, and means for implementing the practice of process education in elementary schools through the use of existing curriculum and instructional vehicles. The author examines, synthesizes, and organizes much of the philosophical, theoretical, and empirical work that underlies education devoted to the enhancement of thinking and feeling skills, as well as conditions that govern their learning. The book presents a series of models that can provide direction for planning particular implementation and evaluation strategies, designing particular program activities, preparing program proposals for funding by outside agencies, and developing long-range institutional goals. A number of suggestions are provided for using selected curriculum and instructional vehicles as the means to move conventional educational practice toward the general goals of process education. (Author/EA)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Diffusion, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Elementary Schools, Instructional Materials, Learning Processes, Models, Needs Assessment, Problem Solving, Process Education, Role Perception, Role Theory, Secondary Schools, Teacher Education, Teaching Skills
Educational Technology Publications, 140 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 ($9.95)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Regional Inst. for Education, Syracuse, NY.