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ERIC Number: ED195516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Introduction--Foxfire 6.
Wigginton, Eliot
Five principles that help to improve learning and schooling are: (1) Every detail in the physical environment of a school, no matter how small, matters and contributes in a cumulative way to the overall tone. (2) Students should be allowed to make and carry out educational decisions that they can handle. (3) All courses, to the fullest extent possible, should be experiential. (4) The school and community should cooperate to the fullest extent possible. (5) The school atmosphere should be exciting and interesting. Although public schools currently are less than perfect learning environments, exciting and creative environments can be nourished so that genuine learning does take place. With sensitive leadership, these environments can spread within the system to infect the whole and to embrace the surrounding communities. (SAS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared for House Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education (96th Congress, 2nd Session) "Needs of Elementary and Secondary Education in the 1980's: A Compendium of Policy Papers." For related documents, see ED 185 660 and ED 194 475.