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ERIC Number: ED305890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Restructuring: The Key to a Better Educational System for an Information Society.
Reigeluth, Charles M.
Some of the justifiable criticisms of our educational system are due to the inadequacy of the current educational structure for our information society, and the inability of the current system to motivate students to learn. An alternative structure would involve the use of teachers as educational guides, with parents choosing a guide based on information made available in "consumer reports" and other sources. These teachers and their students would be organized in cluster groupings, and students would be divided by developmental levels, as developed by Piaget and Erikson, rather than by grades. Each cluster's success--and income--would depend on how satisfied students and parents were. Teacher guides would guide students to various independent learning laboratories, which would also be in competition with each other for students, and thus, income. School districts would remain intact, but would be made up of independent clusters, learning laboratories, and a consumer aid agency which would provide information on teachers and labs to facilitate parent choice. (9 references) (EW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. School of Education.