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ERIC Number: ED123298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Pages: 12
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The Commitment of Urban Schools to Human Development Goals.
Jones, Franklin Ross
This paper is concerned with the commitment of urban schools to human development goals. The urban school systems examined here are represented by localities with populations above 100,000 in each of the states on the eastern seaboard from Virginia to Florida. The vehicle for examining the relationship of school systems to human development goals is the current school budgets of 1975-76 and the evidence of curricular offerings and services. Human development goals in the Western World generally embrace the following structures, organizations, etc. that serve to evaluate in the making of a society. A society can be defined as a convivial social group. It is the opposite of industrial productivity. Its goals involve those things which assist the human being to fully enjoy basic rights. In relation to the school, human development goals are obvious when they afford a climate for human dignity, evince concern for individual welfare, provide appropriate stimulation, give opportunity to succeed in a variety of curricular programs provided to meet the differential needs of diverse children and youth, given acquaintance with the responsibility requisite in a democracy. The function of the public school system rests on its role as an agent of socialization. There is no public institution that is more responsive to the public pulse. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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