ERIC Number: ED225902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Workplace Democracy and Educational Planning.
Levin, Henry M.
The movement toward greater democracy and participative decision making in the workplace of advanced capitalist societies is analyzed in terms of accompanying educational reforms. Eight chapters examine dominant views of education and work, the consequences of overeducation in society, the movement toward workplace democracy, specific reforms, educational reforms, and consequences for educational planning. The focus is on the divergence between the dynamics of the workplace and that of the schools which will create a disintegration of the old relationships and a new synthesis between the two institutions. The workplace change toward group and individual decision making, minimal competencies for all, collegial training, and cooperative skills will thus lead to greater democracy in school organization; emphasis on group projects; greater integration by race, ability, and social class; team teaching; greater emphasis on problem solving; mastery learning; criterion-based tests; peer teaching; and cooperative problem solving. The educational planner will be a technician assisting the process and will attend to the details of implementation. (KC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Economic Studies, Stanford, CA.; Stanford Univ., CA.
Note: Prepared for International Institute for Educational Planning, Paris; For related documents, see SO 014 468-472.