ERIC Number: ED209157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Education in the 80's: Curricular Challenges.
Edinger, Lois V., Ed.; And Others
The essays in this book are intended to stimulate dialogue about education in the 80s. The essays are organized under five broad categories. The first category is social expectations for public education. The second category is teachers and students of the 80s. Topics discussed include teacher education, the effects of declining student populations, and teacher stress and burnout. The third category is the nature of the curriculum for the 1980s. Topics dealt with in this section include educational equity, the impact of technology, multiethnic education, and evaluation procedures. Politicalization of education is the fourth topic. The essays in this section deal with topics such as the role of citizen participation in the schools, leadership, and problems imposed on education by an ever increasing school bureaucracy. The essay in the fifth and final category entitled the "Unfinished Agenda" discusses the purposes, objectives, content, and standards of education in the 80s. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Citizen Participation, Curriculum, Declining Enrollment, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Essays, Evaluation Methods, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Multicultural Education, Politics, Public Education, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Education, Technology
NEA Distribution Center, Academic Building, Sawmill Road, Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 ($12.95 paper, Stock Number 3169-5-00, $16.95 cloth Stock Number 3170-9-00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.