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ERIC Number: ED079253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Pages: 10
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A Profession of Change.
Marland, S. P., Jr.
The U.S. education system is perhaps history's greatest social achievement. But recognition of its success should not serve to obscure its shortcomings. There must be a stop to improving and muddling through with makeshift responses to the pressure of events. Instead, there should be plans to carry out a reasoned, rational, and practical reform of the teaching profession. Pupil-teacher ratios have been given major consideration over the past 10 years. Now, however, it is not realistic to talk of pupil-teacher ratios of 20 to 1 or 15 to 1; first, it is too costly, and second, there is evidence that flexible class grouping--large and small--makes for the most effective education. Differentiated staffing, flexible staffs, and the utilization of paraprofessionals must all be examined for their value potential in education today. (JA)
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Note: Speech given before the Graduate Commencement, Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island, June 8, 1973