ERIC Number: ED072507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Picking up the Options.
Howe, Harold, II
This book contains 23 addresses delivered by Harold Howe, II, during two of his years as United States Commissioner on Education. The speeches contain recurrent theses, but each address is unique in its emphasis and development. Howe's basic theme is the urgent necessity to provide true equality of educational opportunity for all children. Individually and collectively, the speeches furnish new insights into critical issues and invoke increased concern and an effort to approach more nearly our great aspirations for American education. In discussions of school desegregation, the education of disadvantaged children, and the plight of the ghettoes, Howe emphasizes justice and the welfare of the nation. On such subjects as early childhood education, individualized instruction, work experience for adolescents, the education of teachers, the limitations of scholastic aptitude tests, educational technology, and the values of humanistic education, Howe expresses continuing concern for the fullest development of the individual and the opening of doors for all children. He is sharply critical of unimaginative and insensitive school programs that set frustrating limits on the aspirations and achievements of human beings. (Author/JF)
Descriptors: Black Power, Board of Education Role, Civil Rights, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Educational Technology, Federal State Relationship, Governance, Higher Education, Racial Integration, School Community Relationship, School District Autonomy, School Segregation, Speeches, Teacher Education, Urban Education
National Association of Elementary School Principals, NEA, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209. (NEA Stock No. 181-05574, Paper, $6.00; No. 181-05576, Cloth, $7.50; Quantity Discounts)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Elementary School Principals, Washington, DC.