ERIC Number: ED118542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-11
Reference Count: 0
Education in the 70's and Beyond.
Pittsburgh Univ., PA. School of Education.
These papers focus on (1) alternatives to and within education, (2) critical issues for the 70's and beyond, and (3) affective/humanistic education. While some papers are on very specific subjects (i.e., teaching emotionally disturbed deaf children, reading readiness tests, peer influence on students, alcohol education, visual learning in literacy, and other subjects), some major themes overlap in several papers. Foremost is a concern that education not lose the momentum of some of the reforms made in the 1960's through an overemphasis on basic skills to the exclusion of concern with the affective and humanistic side of education. Another important theme is the crucial need for educational alternatives, including nonformal education in developing countries and better educational programs for the training of minority inner-city personnel. Several papers concern the problems of teaching reading and the fact that literacy is still not universal although it is fundamental to any other kind of learning. One paper criticizes the granting of academic credit in college for basic literacy courses. Various questions in educational research are also examined, including the problems of relating the understanding and knowledge of the researcher and the practitioner. (CD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. School of Education.
Note: Papers presented at the Annual Colloquim of the Council of Graduate Students in Education (1st, University of Pittsburg, April 11, 1975)