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Close examination of the area of education clearly reveals that one must be considerate of many crucial areas. Society has become global in nature and people come from a very heterogeneous background. Analysis of documents regarding goals for U.S. schools reveals a steady evolution from the narrow academic skills to a far wider array of concerns (Goodlad, 1983b). One very important piece of knowledge to be internalized concerning education, is that it is a very complex institution. There seems to be no panacea on the horizon that individuals can begin to implement that will have a significant effect upon this institution. It is just too complex an area to be dramatically changed in a simplistic fashion! It also seems that those who realize this fact are individuals who have a deep respect for the institution and continually examine its needs and progress toward a better way to educate people. There are many good ideas, systems, and studies that contain valuable information, that when put together provide progress in education. It is important to realize that these ideas need to 2 be examined in order to sift out the ideas that would work best for a particular situation .

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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Dave Else


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