ERIC Number: ED273537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Conversations: 20 Years in American Education.
Eleven influential individuals who have brought breadth of vision to their work in education answer questions and give comments on the next 20 years of education by looking back on the past 20 years. The panelists are: Alonzo Crim, superintendent of schools in Atlanta, Georgia; Russell Edgerton, president of the American Association for Higher Education; Harold Howe II, senior lecturer at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard; Francis Keppel, former United States commissioner of education; Clark Kerr, former president of University of California; Richard Lyman, president of the Rockefeller Foundation and former president of Stanford University; Diane Ravitch, historian of education and writer; Terry Sanford, former governor of North Carolina, and retired president of Duke University; Martin Trowe, director of Berkley's Center for Studies in Higher Education; Ralph Tyler, former director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences and chairman of the Exploratory Committee on the Progress of Education; Willard Wirtz, former U.S. Secretary of Labor. The chapter titles are: "Really Stretching and Other Changes"; "Society's Most Important Occupation"; "Students--Always Different, Always the Same"; "Resurgence of State Policy Making"; and "Constantly Building." In the remarks of the panelists, a great deal of general agreement is found on dominant themes, accomplishments, and challenges; complete unity, however, is not found. It is hoped that the conversations about continuity and change will stimulate further conversation, and help guide thinking about ways to improve education in the United States. (AG)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.