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ERIC Number: ED069587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 28
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Educator Response to the Counter Culture.
Loken, Joel
Differences in political attitudes, opinions, and responses toward the counter culture exist among educators of the right, the new and old left, and conservative, liberal and radical outlooks. Differences in response to student radicalism and dissent involve the function of the school system and its teachers, the nature of the students' role in the educational setting, and attitudes toward dissent. The conservative views the school as a system developed to disseminate academic knowledge, preserve the power status quo in the school, and preserve student-teacher differentiation. The radical sees the school function as facilitating creation of a better environment which incorporates school-community cooperation, promoting interpersonal relationships, and, further, assisting in development of a counter culture. To deal with conflict and change, the National Training Laboratory has emphasized several working principles: Administrators need to: 1) keep up with the facts and issues involved in the conflict; 2) open the channels of communication; 3) identify mutually-held goals; 4) encourage a non-violent approach; 5) act to meet the key issues in a reasonable, rational manner. (SJM)
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