ERIC Number: ED133890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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What the Schools Might Do: Some Alternatives for the Here and Now.
Hedges, William D.; Martinello, Marian L.
Based on a view of humankind, the authors outline six assumptions about learners and the process of learning: (1) direct experience provides the impetus and substance from which learners make their personal meanings; (2) experience contributes best to continued learning when it promotes the development of thinking and feeling processes; (3) the curriculum that enables learners to make associations and perceive interrelationships among the disciplines of knowledge and their component skills is interdisciplinary, integrated, and organized around themes of interest to learners; (4) effective evaluation is an ongoing process, more formative than summative in nature; (5) for maximum learning, each person must be valued for himself with his uniqueness recognized and respected; and (6) autonomy and cooperation in learning are encouraged when learners assume responsibility for the teaching and learning of self and others. The authors offer suggestions based on these assumptions, suggestions for developing personal meanings, relating education to the good life, connecting learners' interests and the curriculum, promoting growth, and valuing the learner's person. The intent is to encourage the identification of alternatives for educational programs that have solid philosophical bases and that offer clients and professionals rich opportunities to choose wisely for themselves. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Nontraditional Education, Self Actualization, Self Esteem, Social Values, Socialization, Values
Not available separately--see EA 009 139
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Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Washington, DC.
Note: Chapter 10 of "Feeling, Valuing, and the Art of Growing: Insights into the Affective" (EA 009 139)