ERIC Number: ED098103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Report of the National Panel on High Schools and Adolescent Education. Discussion Draft.
Institute for Development of Educational Activities, Dayton, OH.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This status report on secondary education in the United States, prepared by the Panel on High Schools and Adolescent Education, identifies and analyzes problems and solutions in adolescent education. Issues in the report deal with major achievements and shortcomings of high schools; ways in which these institutions meet or fail to meet individual and societal needs; new directions in which these institutions must move to meet the problems of adolescent education; and the role that the federal government should play in promoting change. The two-year study found that the United States has nearly succeeded in the pursuit of the egalitarian aim of universal secondary education. Today, however, despite the fact that adolescents mature physically two years sooner than their grandparents, schools as an instructional imperative tend to prolong dependence. As a result, we have succeeded in producing a youth society housed in an overburdened institution excessively isolated from the reality of the community and the adult world. This isolation has negative effects with respect to fundamental education and civic goals. The latter half of the publication contains summarized results of the panel's 16 months of discussion, providing valuable substance of the 24 commissioned papers that bear on the education of adolescents and the way they live today. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Development of Educational Activities, Dayton, OH.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.