ERIC Number: ED253960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Education Reform and Education Choice: Conflict and Accommodation.
Lines, Patricia; McGuire, Kent
This paper identifies major education goals that conflict with educational choice and explores the context and causes of the conflict. Implications for family choice of the numerous reforms currently gaining nationwide support are examined, along with public policies that deny choice, such as attendance requirements, state-imposed curriculum requirements, teacher certification requirements, and tracking, either formally or informally through counselling. After an introductory overview, these issues are discussed first from the perspective of the consumer, then from that of society. Finally, in a section addressing the compatibility of choice and educational reform, prospects for increased choice are considered in light of the political and administrative relationships predominant within the contemporary public school system. Extensive footnotes and a 40-item bibliography are included. (TE)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Compulsory Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Government School Relationship, Magnet Schools, Nontraditional Education, Parent School Relationship, Politics of Education, Public Education, School Choice, School Desegregation, School Law
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.