ERIC Number: EJ588469
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
Ockham's Razor Applied: It's Mission Clutter.
DeCicco, Emily K.; Allison, Jeanette
Childhood Education, v75 n5 p273-75 1999
Maintains that assigning schools responsibility for solving societal problems results in mission clutter, the root cause of failure in public schools. Discusses how mission clutter occurred and its dangers, focusing on the loss of critical educational focus, impediment to teacher recruitment and retention, occupational stress, and unfair accountability. Proposes that teachers refocus attention on improving students' academic performance. (KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Annual Theme Issue: "The Expanding Role of the Teacher."