ERIC Number: ED396363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Creating Educational Futures: Continuous Mankato Wilson Alternatives. Educational Futures Trilogy.
The restructuring of traditional schooling will not meet the needs for further learning. What is needed instead is immediate massive change in the form of transitional steps toward new learning systems based on the Wilson Campus school operated at Mankato State University from 1968-77. The public year-round school adopted 69 innovations simultaneously. Its program featured nongraded preschool through college and teacher-education graduate degrees under one roof; individualized, integrated curriculum and instruction; the elimination of required classes, report cards, and schedules; volunteer-centered projects; and self-selected staff. Patterned after the proposed Minnesota Experimental City--a community with no schools--Mankato Wilson modeled one prototype of the coming paradigm shift from schooling to learning. The book describes how the various systems of the program functioned. Subject and author indexes and a list of resource organizations are included. (Contains 171 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cooperative Learning, Educational History, Educational Innovation, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Experimental Curriculum, Extended School Day, Extended School Year, Flexible Scheduling, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Nontraditional Education, Open Education, Public Colleges, Public Education, School Organization, School Schedules
National Association for Year-Round Education, P.O. Box 711386, San Diego, CA 92171-1386 ($17).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for Year-Round Education, San Diego, CA.