ERIC Number: ED109091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Reform of Secondary Education; A Professional Evaluation.
Alpren, Morton; And Others
This report is a collection of articles by various authors, which examine issues surrounding the reform of secondary education. Part 1 presents a historical survey of American education. Part 2 develops a conceptual framework for making useful policy statements. It also considers issues of individual freedom and social order, with emphasis on legal, social, and economic problems. Part 3 deals with legal questions involving school law, the courts, and the contrasting ways student rights and teacher rights have been dealt with traditionally in the past and by present activist courts. Part 4 concentrates on political problems of secondary education reform. Part 5 offers a perspective of views on secondary education, and discusses the following areas related to teacher education and education generally: (a) alternativeness, (b) individualization and flexibility, (c) broadening the base, and (d) financial support. Part 6 provides a systematic examination of six questions concerning goals, curriculum, and reform. Part 7 focuses on adolescent development and several related issues for reform. Part 8 (a) provides a historical perspective on the development of education from individual instruction to classrooms and schools, (b) describes the emergence of new roles for teachers and schools, and (c) summarizes recent educational media research. Part 9 argues that career education is not an educational concept but a slogan that needs interpreting. Part 10 elicits recommendations from each article and offers suggestions for future action. (Author/JS)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Education, Curriculum, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Innovation, Educational Media, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Secondary Education, Student Rights, Teacher Education, Teacher Role
College of Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122 ($2.00 plus mailing)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Coll. of Education.