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Emerging Priorities for the Young

by Frank J. Estvan - 1971

As one of society's basic socializing institutions, the school is increasingly being called upon to help the young cope with a changing world. The effective discharge of this responsibility rests upon an awareness of the nature of the changes taking place in society and their impact on children and youth. Through this awareness it is possible to identify the kinds of learning experiences which, presumably, will help young people attain unfulfilled physical, psychological, and social needs. Lastly, consideration must be given to the design of the curriculum to determine how these high-priority learning experiences are to be organized and made available to students.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 70, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 72 Number 5, 1971, p. 245-259
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19530, Date Accessed: 12/4/2021 6:04:14 PM

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  • Frank Estvan
    Wayne State University
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    FRANK J. ESTVAN is a professor of education at Wayne State University, Detroit.
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