ERIC Number: ED154056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Citizens, Schooling, and Education.
Howe, Harold, II
In response to criticisms directed at the public schools, numerous reforms have been designed to bring about change. Most of today's reform movements assume that the schools have the capacity and obligation to provide all of a young person's education. They also assume that all education takes place in the schools. Neither of these assumptions is defensible since education is much broader than the schools and learning takes place anywhere. The central place of the family, church, neighborhood, and community in a child's education is crucial. The way the school is governed and controlled must change in order to allow these other sources to contribute to the educational process. Educational change must focus upon the individual school, not the school system. This is the fundamental unit that will bring about the changes that are needed to enlist the cooperation of parents and communities. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Note: Report prepared from an address before the Citizens Committee on Public Education (Philadelphia, April 20, 1977); This document may be marginally legible due to the print size of the original document