ERIC Number: ED079869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
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What the Individual Expects of the School. CTF Project on Education Finance: Document 2.
This booklet is the second in a three part series dealing with individual and societal expectations of education in Canada and the relationship between basic goals and the principles of financing. The main body of the document examines the current state of public expenditures of the school as an institution serving the needs of the individual. The first part of the paper records objective observations and impressions, while the second part presents the author's personal viewpoint. The author first considers the plurality of publics which the educational system must serve, the conflicts of values in these different publics, the school of today and the society of tomorrow, contradictory expectations, the role of the teacher, and academic and vocational aspirations. He next looks at the school system of tomorrow, which he sees as an educational system so different that it defies comparison to what we know as an educational system today. The paper comments briefly on some ingrained ideas that now must be questioned, the nonsupporter of education, the problem of motivation, individualizing mass education, the increase in individual intelligence, the increase in the number of symbolically oriented people, and the changing ideas of young people and their expectations of education. A short bibliography is included. Related documents are EA 005 381 and EA 005 383. (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Responsibility, Educational Trends, Individual Needs, Individualized Instruction, Relevance (Education), School Role, Student Needs, Teacher Responsibility
Canadian Teachers' Federation, 110 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2P 1B4 ($1.25)
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Authoring Institution: Canadian Teachers' Federation, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada