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ERIC Number: ED185660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Needs of Elementary and Secondary Education in the 1980's. A Compendium of Policy Papers. Committee Print. 96th Congress, 2d Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This publication is a collection of articles by various authors on educational trends during the 1980s. The diverse collection of writers offers background information for future decisions about legislation and educational policy. In the category of leadership and governance, most of the papers are oriented toward single issue interests, the general fragmentation of leadership at all levels, and the challenge to leaders in the current era of change and stress. The major points from the social change and demographics papers relate to the manner in which changing societal values and changes in the age distribution of the population are affecting the schools. Finally, the papers on knowledge, technology, and curriculum emphasize the potential for change in the content and delivery of instruction and the benefits that could accrue through the application of research findings in curriculum design and school operation. A continuing theme among the papers is the emphasis placed on the many ways in which change is taking place in American society and the difficulties that citizens confront in efforts to cope with change. (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to small print of original document. Parts may be illegible.