Changing Students/Changing Needs by Aaron Pallas, Gary Natriello & Edward L. McDill — 1995We begin by describing the context of contemporary American
schooling. We then examine the consequences of this context for the
social organization of schools and schooling, drawing on organizational
theory to help us understand the relationship between schools
and their external environments. Next we consider the consequences
of context and school organization for students' experiences in
schools, focusing particularly on the ways in which schools attempt to
resolve the quintessential American dilemma of creating citizens who
are at once individual and different on the one hand, and unified and equal on the other hand. We conclude by exploring some of the tensions
of this dilemma in school context, school organization, and student
experiences, and we speculate on the likely consequences for
schools of the future.
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|This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 94, No. 2.||
- Aaron Pallas
AARON M. PALLAS is Associate Professor of Educational Administration at Michigan
- Gary Natriello
Teachers College, Columbia University
GARY NATRIELLO is Associate Professor of Sociology and Education at
Teachers College, Columbia University.
- Edward McDill
Johns Hopkins University
EDWARD L. MCDILL is Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University.