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ERIC Number: ED088732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug-30
Pages: 63
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An Overview of Educational Problems.
Lipson, Joseph
As part of the activities establishing the National Institute of Education, a Planning Unit evolved to obtain advice from experts on what the objectives, activities, and organizational structures of the new organization should be. This overview, part of the Planning Unit studies, lists and analyzes educational problems. An introduction presents a brief discussion of some of the factors encountered in the work of the Planning Unit -- naming a problem, evidence, minimax nature of programs, cycling of causes, society and education, educational vs. system problems, and checks and cross checks. An outline proposes a system of analysis of educational problems to provide a context for ideas and public scrutiny. The main body of the paper deals with educational problems and educational system problems. Problems are stated, their symptoms and evidence discussed (incompletely), and note is made of questions raised by each problem. Educational problems which are considered are reading, mathematics, commitment to learning, motivation, curriculum, assessment, violence, and coping skills. System problems discussed are the quality of teaching, the rights of children, and research and development models. An appendix which will not reproduce clearly provides statistics as background information and a bibliography follows. (Author/KSM)
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