ERIC Number: ED194488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Needed for the 80's: Schools That Start Where Learners Are.
Goodman, Kenneth S.
The rededication of schools to equal educational opportunity for all American children regardless of race, ethnic or socioeconoic background, and parental status does not stop at merely opening the doors to all schools. Actions such as busing are only the prerequisites to the curricular and methodological reforms necessary to provide a true educational affirmative action program. Equal educational opportunity is the right to grow, to expand, and to become more fully functional, and should be adapted to the student rather than adapting the student to the educational system. Several conservative practices that mainly help only middle class students should be abandoned, and teachers should once again work with students, parents, and the community in creating effective educational programs. (CMJ)
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.