American Secondary Education, Part 5 of 7

Joseph Adelson, Carl Dolce, Denis Doyle, Gilbert Sewall, and Donald Stedman discuss education in the United States. Topics include the role of special interest groups, the legislative process, the increasing number of court cases regarding education, questions about students’ rights, and the role of authority in the schools.

At the time of this interview, Adelson, a Fellow at the National Humanities Center (1978-79), was professor of psychology at the University of Michigan. Dolce was dean of the School of Education at North Carolina State University. Doyle was the education policies studies director at the American Enterprise Institute. Sewall, a Fellow at the Center (1981-82), was former education editor of Newsweek. Stedman was associate vice-president for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

This edition of Soundings was conducted by Wayne J. Pond.

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