ERIC Number: ED194485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Improving Elementary and Secondary Education in the 1980's.
Goodlad, John I.
Schools need to be improved holistically, becoming vigorous community institutions. It is the local school which must be the focus of the efforts of community action and parent and teacher support. There are several major problems which many schools must solve in their effort to improve the educational delivery systems in the 1980s. There need to be, outside of schools, various centers giving full-time attention to curriculum development. Several alternative approaches to curriculum development need to be employed simultaneously. The inequities which result in the erosion of the common school are sharply apparent in the differences in subject matter between upper and lower tracks of high school classes, and between vocational and academic programs of study. The range of activities used by teachers to motivate, involve, and stimulate students is limited at all levels of schooling. Few teacher education programs consistently produce graduates capable of handling the complexity that they confront in the classroom. (JN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared for Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education "Needs of Elementary and Secondary Education in the 1980's: A Compendium of Policy Papers." For entire document (microfiche only), see ED 185 660. For individual documents (microfiche and paper copy), see SP 016 934.