ERIC Number: ED100787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The University Model and Educational Change. SSEC Publication No. 130.
Ford, Richard B.
In the sixties the crisis of the credibility and competence of schools resulted in the funding of programs to remedy school problems. The model for curriculum reform came from the university and, more particularly, from liberal arts departments having the capacity to improve curriculum content and teacher expertise. In a few instances attempts were made to require a marriage between the disciplinary specialists and personnel in the schools of education. Some of the effects of the reforms based on the university model included an emphasis on the disciplines and a lack of continued involvement in the school on the part of the specialists. Also, many teachers who were "turned on" by the new curricula and stimulating institutes were frustrated in the classroom because of inadequate financial and administrative support. The new programs, for the most part, also failed to provide for individuality. The colleges, too, failed to change their own content in response to the new curricula. Change in the university model has now been effected because of student demands. This progress in democratization should improve the university and its influence on the schools. (JH)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Democratic Values, Departments, Diffusion, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Governance, Institutional Role, Intellectual Disciplines, Student Interests, Transfer of Training, Universities
Social Science Education Consortium, 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado (SSEC No. 130, $0.70)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.