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ERIC Number: ED202811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Working Papers on Contract Education.
Mullen, Robert; And Others
Included in this package are: a copy of a learning contract between two students; an abstract fulfilling part of the contract objectives; and six papers on the topic of contract education. The goal of the learning contract was to edit and prepare for publication "Working Papers on Contract Education". The credential awarded for satisfactory completion of the contract objectives was to include the student as co-author of the six papers. The concept of contract education is viewed as a process of developing a strategy of social mobility to achieve a higher level of status. Once the strategy is developed, it is used repeatedly throughout the lifetime to achieve higher status. In the process of providing a valued service to the consumer, the student transcends the role or status of student and achieves the status of service provider. Thus, the student rises in status from dependent consumer relationship (passive or reactive learning) to market independent relationship (proactive and initiative learning). Credentials rather than monetary awards are awarded because credentials strengthen self esteem and self actualization. By changing the process of education to a proactive type of institution, social change may take place. (Author/FG)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A