ERIC Number: ED425804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Our Schools: Frontline for the 21st Century. What Our Schools Must Become. Essays in Education.
Lane, Mary B.; Baker, Quentin
This book contains a series of essays in education intended for those who teach or plan to teach, and for parents of children in schools. The book argues that educators need to focus on the seminal thinking which developed in the 1940s and 1950s and utilize the insights developed then to focus on critical areas that the teaching profession faces today. Following a brief foreword, the first essay, "The Self--In Living and Learning," addresses the development of self concept and the importance of a positive self concept. The second essay, "Basic Needs of Successful Learners," examines the common needs of all learners, including adults, teachers, and the individual. The third essay, "Humanistic Values in Education," delineates necessary structure, attitudinal changes, and changes in content. The fourth essay, "Cross Cultural: Education for Diversity," advocates cross cultural education as a way to acknowledge those things we have in common. The fifth essay, "Educating for the Unknown," looks ahead to the next century of education. The sixth section, "Practicum," presents a curriculum model for children in a good preschool program. The book concludes with an appendix listing eminent Americans who were considered "school failures." (Author/SD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, Diversity (Student), Educational Needs, Educational Theories, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Humanistic Education, Multicultural Education, Preschool Education, Self Concept, Success, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
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