ERIC Number: ED076560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Open Schools and the Teacher.
National Education Association, Washington, DC. Div. of Instruction and Professional Development.
A necessary consequence of openness in schools is the abandonment of rigidly prescribed curricular programs. Requirements of an "open schools" program include the open behavior of a teacher, which will come voluntarily or not at all, and informed, involved, and supportive parents. The limited research to date indicates that student goals, motivation, enthusiasm, and independence are enlarged in an open setting. But open classroom cannot simply be transplanted from one setting to another; they must be original efforts. The National Education Association supports the efforts of any teacher attempting to incorporate, within school policy, open school behavior and activities in his classroom. (A bibliography is included.) (JA)
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Div. of Instruction and Professional Development.
Note: Briefing Memo, number 2, February, 1973