ERIC Number: ED211512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings of a Symposium. Education and Contemporary America. (2nd, Boise, Idaho, October 8-10, 1981).
Dahlberg, E. John, Jr., Ed.; And Others
The manuscripts in this publication present a variety of insights into the function of education in contemporary America, the responsibilities of educators, and the future of educational institutions as they adapt to changing social conditions. Viewpoints are expressed on the following subjects: (1) the role of education in clarifying the relationship of the individual to the basic meaning of citizenship; (2) multicultural education, global awareness, peace studies, and human survival; (3) literacy and freedom in a democratic society; (4) a developmental curriculum model for citizenship education; (5) the educational implications of recent research on the human brain; (6) the cognitive models of the left and right hemispheres of the brain and achieving a balance between their functions; (7) implications of right brain research on curriculum development; (8) the purpose and value of the concepts of right- and left-brain learning; (9) political, organizational, social, economic, and curriculum issues affecting education in the 1980s; (10) the responsibilities of schools of education for improving the quality of teaching and the attitudes of teachers; (11) coping with resource reductions and accountability increases in higher education institutions; and (12) the effects of teacher tenure on the education profession. (JD)
Descriptors: Cerebral Dominance, Citizenship Education, Civil Rights, Cognitive Processes, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Economic Factors, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Literacy, Political Issues, Teacher Education, Tenure
E. John Dahlberg, Jr., School of Education, Boise State University, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boise State Univ., ID. School of Education.
Note: For related documents, see SP 019 383-394.