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ERIC Number: ED071767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov-17
Pages: 30
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"What Is Success?"
Gordon, Ira J.
This paper explores the way educators are accountable for achieving success in early childhood education. The letters QRS stand for the goals educators should have. The first goal should be to develop a questioning, open attitude and an inquiring mind. The R's are respect for self and respect for others. Educators and our society have failed particularly on the latter point. The three S's are a sense of competence, a sense of responsibility for one's own conduct, and a sense of commitment. Family factors, especially parenting, have a profound influence on acquisition of the QRS. Parental openness, support, respect, and sharing help children attain these goals. Educators should encourage parents and families to believe in their worth. Teachers encourage or discourage the QRS through the type of classes they conduct, their attitudes toward administrators and other school personnel, the way they treat students, their attitudes toward the ways of representing ethnic groups, and their commitment to pupil-teacher planning and participation in local affairs. Achievement of the QRS can be measured through various inventories and observation records of attitudes and behaviors. (KM)
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Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. for Development of Human Resources.