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ERIC Number: ED260041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Legacy of Babel.
Jennings, Lillian Pegues
Multiple and mammoth-sized proposals to upgrade schools and to increase the numbers of graduates have been drawn up by selected panels of persons with impeccable educational credentials. But, as a researcher, I agree with selected other researchers who state, "It is like putting the fox in charge of the chicken house--most plans are drawn up and developed by middle-aged and middle-class persons." I, as a researcher, do not understand how these persons as the actors on this stage, perceive their level of omnipotence to be such that they understand or are able to design plans for improvement of settings that they have only read about as observations of similar middle-class, often middle-aged writers. This presentation states, occasionally in the actor's own words, some of the agendas other than the academic curriculums that were played out in school settings, and that many times these were the reasons why the students left school. Most significant in this research were the adult-to-child behaviors that were recorded over the four-decade span which proved to be significant factors in the success or failure of the school experience of the students. (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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