ERIC Number: ED250577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Core Plus Education. A Model for Schools of the Future.
Minzey, Jack D.; Townsend, Anthony C.
The institution of school has developed to the extent that it is no longer only important to the lives of those in society and to the society as a whole, it is vital. In the last decade, the "deschoolers" have argued that school is no longer appropriate and in serving the society it does not adequately serve the individual. School, as it currently operates, serves neither the individual nor the society. School systems are vulnerable to major changes because they are not cost effective, they are serving an increasingly smaller percentage of the population, and what they are doing is not seen as relevant to current society. A school system to serve the individual and society might be the "core-plus" model. The more stable "core" would address the processes of the community. The programmatic "plus" would consist of all formal classes. Core-plus schools overcome the earlier mentioned deficiencies by being more cost effective because they are used more often, serve those out of school, and involve the community. Core-plus education, based on principles of community education, enhances K-12 education by using community resources, reconceptualizes facility usage, and changes the perception of what public schooling should be. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Education, Community Education, Continuing Education, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Lifelong Learning, Models, Public Education, Role of Education, School Buildings, School Role, Schools
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
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