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The Future, Social Decisions, and Educational Change in Secondary Schools


by Virgil Clift & Harold G. Shane 1976

In this concluding chapter the writers look at certain premises for approaching the future; at probable developments of the next decade that are relevant to secondary education; and at portentous social decisions that need to be made if an American secondary education program, designed for the 1980s as well as anticipating the next century, is to be moved from our ideological drawing boards to the oftentimes harsh world of reality. The writers also have chosen to explore some of the possible implications for tomorrow's education to be derived from cultural pluralism. The challenge of meeting the needs of our human subsets, we believe, is so important as to merit selection as an exemplar of the many decisions that are long overdue for attention and follow-up action in society and in secondary education.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 75, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 77 Number 6, 1976, p. 295-315
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19341, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 2:42:49 PM

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  • Virgil Clift
    New York University
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    VIRGIL CLIFT is a professor at New York University.
  • Harold Shane
    Indiana University
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    HAROLD G. SHANE is a Professor of Education at Indiana University.
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