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Whittier, Taylor – Theory Into Practice, 1976
The increased speed of knowledge accumulation and obsolescence and the shift from local self-reliance to national centralization require that the educational system revitalize itself and join other social institutions in protecting and extending an open social system. (MB)
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Educational Philosophy, Educational Responsibility, Equal Education
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Saylor, Galen – Theory Into Practice, 1976
Pride can be taken in the performance of secondary education in America's first 200 years, but new social and political conditions demand drastic reform in structure and program format (consistent with the body of public opinion) to better adapt secondary education to present and foreseeable future social conditions. (MB)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Needs
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Muessig, Raymond H. – Theory Into Practice, 1976
In a fictional account of Thomas Jefferson's writing to a modern secondary school educator and administrator, the author presents some viewpoints on the purpose and duration of public education. (MB)
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Educational Responsibility, Equal Education, Fiction
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Bell, Derrick A., Jr. – Theory Into Practice, 1978
The quality of education received by black children in racially mixed schools improves greatly when parents are encouraged to become actively involved with the school and the curriculum. (JD)
Descriptors: Black Youth, Community Role, Educational Responsibility, Low Income Groups
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Campbell, Roald F. – Theory Into Practice, 1976
Cultural pluralism is an issue that must be dealt with by the whole society but that places two specific demands upon the schools themselves: the development of a curriculum that teaches about the nature of cultural pluralism and the development of a governance system reflecting that pluralism. (MB)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy
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Aldrich, Ruth Anne – Theory Into Practice, 1974
Proposes school evaluation in terms of the learning environment a school provides rather than the achievement of its students. (HD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Child Responsibility, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment