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ERIC Number: ED099592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 8
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The Once and Future School.
Wedemeyer, Charles A.
All "open" schools have one principle in common; they represent efforts to expand the freedoms of learners. Some features characteristic of open education are the involvement of more people, more part-time learners, a curriculum relevant to life, and a broadening of the learning environment. Emphasis is on the learner with a diminishing of learner dependency on teachers and schools. The ideal concept would take the form of education permanente. Some signs that the open school may be significant for our times are: the impact of population and knowledge explosions, increased need for retraining/re-education, special needs of minority groups, competency recognition, and the dissaffection of learners with conventional schooling. A comprehensive open school model is the proposed Wisconsin Open School, which will create a corollary system of education for all the people of the State, cradle-to-grave, and will be meshed with existing State educational systems. It will involve: a system of uniform transferability of credit; learning resources and communications resource centers; a laboratory approach; a lifelong curriculum; program teams, delivery systems, access systems, local advisors, counselors, and community volunteers. A "once and future" school, the Wisconsin Open School is designed to be self-renewing, generating new models and fresh applications. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin