ERIC Number: ED177082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Schools Can be Made Better: The Ideas, Models, and Tools of Robert Fox.
Lippitt, Ronald; Johnson, Patricia L.
The humanistic ideas, models, and tools of educator Robert Fox are presented in eight chapters. Chapter I summarizes Fox's ideas toward clarifying values, projecting possible goals and plans toward humane education, the balance and linkage between intellectual, socio-emotional, and citizenship development, the individualization of curriculum, and assumptions about the humane school. Chapter II discusses Fox's concept of the humane classroom in terms of interpersonal relations, group processes, individualized instruction, and the teacher's role. Three classroom evaluation instruments for teachers and students are provided. Chapter III defines Fox's innovative approaches to curriculum development and evaluation as he sought to relate curriculum to new values, styles of life, and motivation of the young. Chapter IV presents methods of diagnosing the human dynamics of the school. Tools for assessing the building climate, classroom group, student-teacher relationship, and school-home orientation are provided. Chapter V explores Fox's ideas about administrator and teacher leadership and examines tools for educational leaders for planning, decisions, and actions. Chapter VI discusses Fox's methods for getting significant educational innovations identified, evaluated, and used by others. Chapter VII reviews Fox's concern for the continuing professional development of teachers and administrators. The final chapter presents thoughts from Fox's former students. A bibliography of his published works concludes the document. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Citizenship, Classroom Communication, Classroom Observation Techniques, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Group Dynamics, Guidelines, Human Relations, Humanistic Education, Individualized Instruction, Interpersonal Competence, Professional Continuing Education, Self Actualization, Teacher Role, Theories, Values
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.