ERIC Number: ED085901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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How To Recognize a Good School. Fastback Series, No. 30.
Postman, Neil; Weingartner, Charles
The authors attempt to indicate some of the background and consequences of the school reform movement. Hopefully, readers can learn what are currently the most important ideas that infuse the school scene with so much vitality. Toward that end, the authors have divided the report into "A History of Hollering," a minihistory of school criticism circa 1955-70 aimed at providing an account of why so many people have been saying so many critical things about school; and "What is School?," a statement of how the institution of school operates and the distinguishing features between the institution's intractable functions and its changing (and changeable) conventions. A third section tries to suggest the palpable effects of school criticism by specifying the ways in which out best teachers and administrators are recreating the conventions of the American Public School. (Author/JF)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Problems, Educational Quality, Elementary Schools, School Responsibility, School Role, Secondary Schools
Phi Delta Kappa, 8th and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 (Individual fastback $.50 prepaid, Set of six, $2.00, Quantity and Membership Discounts)
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Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.