Alternative Forms of Schooling

Doll, Ronald C.
February 1972
Educational Leadership;Feb1972, Vol. 29 Issue 5, p391
The article discusses the views of youth on several subject matters including the pressures on them, their values, education and their relationship with their teachers and parents. According to a twelfth grader, the men and women in the government should give due attention to the real education they get from television, radio, clubs and others. The young people wanted to acquire meaning and develop competence in subject matter that is essential to solving life's problems. The author shares that these young people wanted the schools to be less institutionalized and be more in touch with life-related experiences. The author believes that instead of a national curriculum, a survey on the American educational scenario will show the need for educational models offering options and alternatives.


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