ERIC Number: ED093471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
English Primary Schools: Some Observations and Assessments.
Eisner, Elliot W.
An American professor reports on English Primary Schools. His comments are based upon observations made on a variety of English educational institutions as a result of his role as visiting scholar at the Institute of Education at the University of London. Highlighted in his report is the underlying value conflict between Plowden-oriented primary schools and traditional primary schooling as revealed in school organization, teacher role, characteristics of the curriculum, and the forms and functions of evaluation. Furthermore, the general mis-match between educational practices in Plowden-oriented primary schools and practices in the conservative, exam-oriented secondary schools reflect the conflicting values of the society. Whether one or the other set of educational values will prevail during the coming decade will be influenced by political beliefs and the vested professional interests of educators. (CS)
Descriptors: Culture Conflict, Curriculum Design, Evaluation Methods, Open Education, Primary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, School Organization, Secondary Education, Student Role, Teacher Role, Values
Elliot W. Eisner, School of Education, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)