Project on the Instructional Program of the Public Schools - American Education
A 1959 effort by the NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION to identify the most critical issues in American primary and secondary public education. Often called the Project on Instruction, the work produced several reports, including Schools for the Sixties and Schools for the Seventies and Beyond: A Call to Action. Each raised key questions about American education and proposed numerous solutions. Thus, Schools for the Sixties asked 12 questions, such as, “Who should make what decisions about education?” “What is the school’s role in dealing with serious national problems such as youth employment and juvenile delinquency?” and “How should the content of the curriculum be organized?” The report provided 33 complex solutions, few of which have yet to be widely implemented in American public schools.