ERIC Number: ED236137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
A Place Called School. Prospects for the Future.
Goodlad, John I.
Suggestions are made in this book for making significant improvements in the schools. Based on "A Study of Schooling," an extensive on-the-scene investigation of classrooms across the country, the suggestions for significant improvement begin with the premise that the schools must be redesigned piece by piece. All aspects of schooling are considered, including curriculum, school/community relations, quality of teaching, time spent by students on a task, and instructional methods. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the study. Chapters 2-8 analyze and discuss data collected from "A Study of Schooling." Topics include: goals of education; academics; classrooms; access to knowledge; teachers and teaching; what schools and classrooms teach; and institutional differences. The 9th and 10th chapters expand upon the suggestions offered in the previous sections. It is noted that these recommendations, and the values they espouse, "may differ markedly" from those of readers. Appendixes list references and personnel involved. (CJ)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Classroom Environment, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Outcomes of Education, Public School Teachers, Public Schools, School Community Relationship, School Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Time on Task
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses; Books
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