Role of Interest Groups

Ayars, Albert L.
October 1961
Educational Leadership;Oct1961, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p35
The article discusses the role of interest groups in curriculum planning. It has been realized by interest groups that they all benefit through joining with the schools in cooperative programs that result in enriched and strengthened communities. Interest groups outside the schools including industry, business and farm groups, government agencies, voluntary organizations, labor unions, and other local, regional and national groups are now willing to offer help to schools in various ways. Instructional materials and services offered by special interest groups are of value if they contribute to a carefully planned learning situation. They should be employed on the basis of the capability to add substance to learning. The teachers and principals should not decide the use of sponsored materials and services on the basis of pressure, convenience or the desire to please an outside group.


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