ERIC Number: ED104020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-1
Steps for School Reform: An Agenda for Education for Democratic Political Community.
Shields, James J., Jr.
Traditional school systems do not develop in individuals the capacities for cooperation, struggle, autonomy, and judgment appropriate for exercising citizenship in a democratic society. Rather, schools go to extraordinary lengths to alienate youth from effective participation in the adult world. Community schools, on the other hand, reject the notion of a common school experience as the only valid training ground for political community and in its place propose many ways to acquire the individual intelligence and common values needed to perform the duties of citizenship. Traditional schoolrooms and professional educators should make up only one part of the total resources available to students. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presidential Address presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Studies Association (New York, New York, November 1, 1974); Best Copy Available, pages 6, 7, 15, and 22 may reproduce poorly