ERIC Number: ED250833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Community Teamwork in Education for Tomorrow.
Noting that education is viewed as the route to success in American society, the paper argues that education has not lived up to this promise. Emphasis on conformity and regimentation, fostering of competition and exclusion behaviors, classism, racism, and a microfocal perspecitive of social problems serve as barriers to full realization of the potential of American education. The system serves those who wish to maintain the social structure, but it has great potential to serve a wider group if educators and others work together to transmit the information, values, and understanding necessary for a healthy society. A system of community education is proposed that is based on teamwork that coordinates all of a community's learning resources and brings them to bear upon all of the community's learning needs. (Author/MD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the National Conference of the Society of Educators and Scholars (9th, Buffalo, NY, September 28-29, 1984).