ERIC Number: ED072663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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On Education. Kaiser Aluminum News.
Fabun, Don, Ed.
Education in America is still dominated by anachronisms, including the fixed 8:30 to 3:00 day, the lock-step grade level, the use of grades, the belief that students must learn from adults rather than students, that students and adults learn together, and especially a concern with the quantities of education rather than the qualities of education. However, several hopeful signs of change have appeared, such as the modular schedule, the non-graded classroom, computer-assisted instruction, an emphasis on cooperation instead of competition, and humanistic, affective education, such as that developed at Esalen Institute. These and other innovations may yet bring about an individualized education, in which each student has his own curriculum. Business and industry have a substantial stake in the improvement of education, since their future employees and customers come from schools and colleges. In fact, a merger of industry and education would benefit both parties. (JK)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Business Responsibility, Classes (Groups of Students), Computer Assisted Instruction, Education, Educational Innovation, Flexible Scheduling, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Nongraded Instructional Grouping
Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, California 94604 (Single copies available free)
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Authoring Institution: Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp., Oakland, CA.
Note: Volume 25, Number 1, 1967