When Citizens Participate

Ovsiew, Leon
October 1961
Educational Leadership;Oct1961, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p31
The article discusses the role of administrators and citizens in curriculum planning. It has been observed that the interest of citizens and professionals in educational planning differs as both of them do not perceive each other as equal members of the same team. The life of curriculum decisions depends upon mutual acceptance of both these differences. It is very well known that being better is the kind of efficiency and economy that cash does not have anything to do with. The citizens curriculum committee is required to operate the administrative skill to create ideas appropriate to its competency. The citizens curriculum committee is considered as an extension of the educational board's competence to make educational policies which state the desired objectives of the educational program.


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