ERIC Number: ED108317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Socialization and Schooling: Basics of Reform.
Smith, B. Othanel; Orlosky, Donald E.
Written to emphasize the harmful consequences of placing the total burden of bringing up the young on the family and the school, to suggest the coordination of adult society with schooling, to renew an interest in cognitive and ethical learning, and to emphasize the need for professional competence, this book discusses the alienation of youth from the adult society in relation to school reform. Implicit in the analysis of schooling are changes in curricula, training programs for school personnel, administrative and organizational practices, conditions for utilizing professional competence, and fiscal policy. Recommendations for implementation include involving youth in the world of work, establishing minimum achievement floors including basic learning for succeeding in the adult world, reducing school curricula to minimum essentials for reaching basic achievement floors, emphasizing diagnostic skills in preservice teacher education, defining principals' tasks to emphasize improving instruction, creating minicourses for socialization to the adult world, setting up an accounting system for all youth, equalizing funds for schools through federal support, improving teacher training and assignments to allow for the exercise of professional competence, and establishing national coordination of school reform. (Author/DW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Adolescents, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Finance Reform, Inservice Teacher Education, Nontraditional Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Influence, Principals, Socialization, Teacher Education, Teaching Skills
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Publication Type: Books
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