ERIC Number: ED130431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Training for Leadership in Local Educational Improvement Programs. Unit 7. Relevance As an Educational Theme with Related Innovations.
Johnson, James S.; Heathers, Glen
This unit has three major purposes: to identify and examine criteria of relevance, to review evidence on the schools' failure to satisfy these criteria, and to survey approaches to making the schools more relevant in terms of these criteria. The unit objectives are to define relevance as related to school programs; list major criteria for judging the relevance of school programs; survey the evidence for lack of relevance of school programs for students generally; survey the evidence for lack of relevance of school programs for members of minority groups; describe student participation in decision-making as an approach to increasing the relevance of school programs; describe community participation in decision-making as an approach to increasing the relevance of school programs; describe changes in curriculum and instruction designed to increase the relevance of the school program for students generally; describe changes in curriculum and instruction designed to increase the relevance of the schools for members of minority groups; describe alternative schools as an approach to increasing the relevance of education; compare private alternative schools with alternative programs within public schools as approaches to increasing the relevance of education; and analyze and evaluate instruction in terms of relevance, using an observational checklist. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Note: For related documents, see EA 008 809-819; Pages 33-39, 46-48, 56-57, and 64-73 of the original document are copyrighted and therefore not available. They are not included in the pagination