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ERIC Number: ED012054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 34
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Reference Count: 0
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THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS--BACKGROUND NOTES FOR ADULT COUNSELING PLANNING.
MICHAEL, DONALD N.
TO COUNSEL ADULTS WITHIN THE NEXT 20 YEARS, ADVANCED PLANNING AND ACTION BASED ON LONG-RANGE ASSESSMENTS MUST TAKE PLACE NOW. HIGHLY RATIONALIZED MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES, CYBERNATION, SOCIAL ENGINEERING, AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING CAN POTENTIALLY AFFECT THIS PLANNING. SOCIAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC CONDITIONS INTERACTING WITH THESE TECHNOLOGIES WILL INFLUENCE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF WORK, LEISURE, EDUCATION, VALUES, AND DECISION MAKING. VALUES AND BEHAVIOR THAT EMPHASIZE COMMITMENT TO TASK, FLEXIBILITY IN LEARNING, AND EFFECTIVE USE OF INCREASED LEISURE MUST BE LEARNED IN CHILDHOOD AND MODIFIED THROUGHOUT LIFE. DEALING WITH SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND UTILIZING THE OPPORTUNITIES WHICH TECHNOLOGIES AND SOCIAL GROWTH AFFORD WILL REQUIRE THAT PRIORITIES BE ASSIGNED, AND THAT MORE EFFECTIVE CRITERIA FOR CHOICE BE DEVELOPED. THE INCREASING OLDER POPULATION WILL EXERT POLITICAL PRESSURES TO PROTECT IT AGAINST MATERIAL, IDEOLOGICAL, AND EMOTIONAL DISPOSSESSION. BELIEF IN MAN AS BEING UNIQUE IN HIMSELF AND IN HIS RELATION TO THE REST OF THE UNIVERSE WILL BE INCREASINGLY CHALLENGED IN MANY OF THE INFLUENTIAL AND POLICY-PLANNING LEVELS OF SOCIETY. THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSON SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS WILL HAVE TO LEARN IS HOW TO CHANGE RAPIDLY AND FREQUENTLY. THIS ADDRESS WAS PRESENTED AT THE CONFERENCE ON THE TRAINING OF COUNSELORS OF ADULTS (CHATHAM, MAY 22-28, 1965). (RM)
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Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, Brookline, MA.; New England Board of Higher Education, Winchester, MA.
Identifiers: Massachusetts (Brookline); Massachusetts (Winchester)