ERIC Number: ED070690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr-7
Practical Action Programs in Education: Highlights of the Third National Conference on General Systems Education.
Southern Connecticut State Coll., New Haven. Center for Interdisciplinary Creativity.
In this collection of papers Harold G. Cassidy outlines the conceptual framework for the conference which is based on a systems approach to development of practical action programs in education. A basic model is presented as a basis for shifting from the post-crisis to the pre-crisis approach to curriculum development and educational administration. Jere W. Clark's paper, "Eco-Cybernetics - The Nucleus of Unified Knowledge and Curriculum Patterns for the Space Age," emphasizes simplicity in organization and operation and suggests eco-cybernetics as the nucleus for a common approach to the basic elements of knowledge. Notes from the conference dialogue groups are included together with references to other published sources of information on the conference discussions and a commentary on the conference is made by George L. Fersh. (SHM)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Curriculum Development, Cybernetics, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Economics, Educational Planning, Educational Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Models, Program Improvement, Student Needs, Systems Approach, Teacher Education
Center for Interdisciplinary Creativity, Southern Connecticut State College, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06515
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation, Wilton, CT.
Authoring Institution: Southern Connecticut State Coll., New Haven. Center for Interdisciplinary Creativity.