ERIC Number: ED137211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Learning: An Overview & Update. A Report of the Chief State School Officers 1976 Summer Institute.
Hansen, Kenneth H., Ed.
The document presents the full texts of conference papers that examine questions and tentative answers about learning. The 12 formal papers center around three questions: (1) what has recent research, experimentation, and experience taught us about learning? (2) what barriers to the use of this knowledge exist in our society, our educational system, and organizations? and (3) given that application of new knowledge and ideas are often thwarted by real and perceived constraints, what can state school officers do? The papers were delivered by educational consultants, thinkers, researchers, and practitioners. Speakers addressed the topics of theories and processes of learning, learning continuity over a long time interval, learning environments, the relationship between work experience and learning, skills that should be learned for the future, educational quality, declining scores, humanistic learning, and programs for culturally different and special education. Programs for linguistically and culturally different students and problems of handicapped and disturbed students are described. The final report summarizes the conference as concentrating on 12 interconnecting rings of learning which can be expressed on six levels: settling what we know about learning, setting goals and desirable conditions, encouraging learning for youth, improving learning through humanism and school personnel, recognizing special student needs, and realizing the limitations of our present knowledge about learning. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Behavioral Sciences, Conference Reports, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Psychology, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Essays, Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Humanistic Education, Learning, Learning Problems, Learning Processes, Public Education, Special Education, Student Characteristics, Work Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.; Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.