Fostering Maximum Development of the Individual
by Arthur W. Combs — 1976
Whatever is done to improve high school education must be related to some conception of the nature of learners and of the learning process. For several generations our thinking about high school education has been based primarily upon behavioristic views of what people are like and how they behave. Those concepts may have been useful guides when high school goals were simpler, curricula were limited, and the pace of societal change was slower. Secondary education of today and tomorrow must be much more complex and geared to the satisfaction of quite different student and societal needs.To meet these demands, new theoretical concepts are required to orient our thinking and to point the way to new techniques and processes designed to meet current needs. Fortunately, such concepts are available in modern humanistic psychology.
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