Images of Educational Change:
(H. Altrichter and J. Elliot)
- Educational policies appear to be formulated primarily with regard to the national economy and without sufficient regard for its real practice.
- We live in an age of economic productivity, during a time in which the dominant concerns in all countries are expanding the economy, raising personal income and increasing standard of living. No government in liberal democracies can long survive without economic expansion, whether the country is run by conservatives, social democrats, or socialists, or even communists. This concern for productivity is manifested in drive for greater efficiency and has special implication for education.
An Introduction to the Foundation of Education:
(A. Ornstein and D. Levine)
- We live in an age of tension and conflict, whereby trends and forces in society impact on school, thus, school priorities are established in response to natural and community pressures.
- Whether we allow the times to engulf us, or whether we can cope with our new environment will depend to a large extent in what kinds of skills are thought to our present-day students.
The Professional Educator: A New Introduction to Teaching and Schools:
- The complex demands of teaching require life long learning and continuous personal development.
- Evaluations are there not as to criticize the student, but for teachers to improve their teaching methodologies, in pursuit of their righteous profession.
- Teachers are curriculum decision makers.