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ERIC Number: ED100054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-23
Pages: 25
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Future Trends in Canadian Education and Their Implications for a Provincial Federation of Secondary School Teachers.
Farquhar, Robin H.; Parry, Robert
In the second half of this decade, society will likely move toward a creative synthesis between the unbridled progressivism of the 1960's and the reactionary conservatism of the early 1970's. In Canadian secondary education, this movement will result in redistribution of power, alterations in the nature of education, and increased insecurity of teachers. Teachers, students, and the community at large will have considerable responsibility for the direction of secondary education, although county boards and provincial ministries of education will retain much of their power, particularly outside the area of program planning. Schools will recognize that they cannot solve all of society's problems and will concentrate on developing specific career oriented capabilities and a positive motivation toward learning, resulting in an increased workload and greater responsibilities for teachers. This trend, coupled with a continuing decline in school enrollments, will result in increased feelings of insecurity among many teachers. This will increase demands for teachers' organizations to undertake activities that facilitate the professional development of their members. Creation of a province-wide council that could coordinate and integrate the efforts of various teacher organizations might greatly ease the task of meeting these needs. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Canada