ERIC Number: ED414648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
What Schools Are for. Second Edition.
Goodland, John I.
The book inquires into social purposes of schools and the translation of these purposes into educational goals, the functions of schools, and the aims of education. The author advances the thesis that schools are educational institutions. Chapter 2 discusses how social purposes have emerged in light of current realities, and distinguishes between social purposes that are easily translatable into educational goals and those purposes that are not educational in character. The third chapter examines the questions: What is education? and What should schools do if they are educational institutions? The fourth chapter addresses the corruption of education by society, schools, and school systems. Chapter 5 is a plea for those in administrative positions to put curricular and instructional matters at the center of their leadership role. Several alternative scenarios for the reconstruction of education and schooling are suggested in chapter 6. Chapters contain endnotes. (LMI)
Descriptors: Accountability, Democracy, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Public Schools, Role of Education
Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 408 N. Union, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402; phone: 800-766-1156.
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.