ERIC Number: ED265626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Superintendent's September Observations.
Payzant, Thomas W.
OSSC Bulletin, v22 n1 Sep 1978
National concerns in education and their implications for one local district are the focus of these remarks by a superintendent to his returning staff as he begins his fifth year in the Eugene, Oregon school district. Among the topics addressed are popular attitudes toward education, the achievements of the American educational system through the century, the need to strive for both liberty and equality in education, the threat of conformity, significant changes in society's treatment of young people, the role of the community in the individual's life, the true value of size as a characteristic of institutions, and the role of leaders in today's world. Topics specific to the public schools of Eugene include curriculum development, interactions between school staff members and students, the importance of sharing decision-making among interested parties, the benefits of appropriate appraisal of programs and people, the special education program, and the significant role that can be played by each staff member. (PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.