ERIC Number: ED117113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
New Directions for Education.
Cooper, Lloyd G., Ed.; Maltby, Gregory P., Ed.
This book is a collection of articles loosely arranged under the topics of alternatives to schools, educational governance and politics, and other issues in education. The introduction states that the collection is intended to inspire thinking about non-school settings in which teachers can be employed and people can pursue continuing education, and to make a case for studying political issues such as school finance, court decisions, and other issues in which teachers have the chance to involve themselves. Examples of articles include (1) critique of the concept that everyone should go to college right after high school; (2) varieties of teacher training programs at the University of Massachusetts; (3) the uses of home study courses; (4) efficient ways of educating health care workers; (5) an article by James Coleman emphasizing that much of the socialization of young adults occurs outside of schools, and therefore schools must not be the sole institutions for transmitting skills; (6) an article on decentralization of school administration and community control; (7) an article on the financing of schools, taxation, and equal protection for disadvantaged children; (8) the issue of an adequate education as a constitutional right; (9) the legal imperative to provide education for handicapped children; (10) experiences of women teachers; (11) an article by Ivan Illich on why the concept of equal opportunity through schooling is unworkable in Latin America; and (12) a critique of Jensen's linking of race and I.Q. (CD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Governance, Lifelong Learning, Nontraditional Education, Political Issues, School Role, Teacher Influence, Teacher Participation
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