ERIC Number: ED013479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Reference Count: 0
IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION OF PROSPECTIVE CHANGES IN SOCIETY, REPORTS PREPARED FOR THE AREA CONFERENCE (2D, SALT LAKE CITY, OCTOBER 24-26, 1966).
MORPHET, EDGAR L.; RYAN, CHARLES O.
AT A CONFERENCE IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, OCTOBER 24-26, 1966, SPONSORED BY EIGHT ROCKY MOUNTAIN STATES, SIXTEEN PAPERS AND FOUR SUPPLEMENTARY STATEMENTS WERE GIVEN BY EDUCATIONAL AUTHORITIES TO DEFINE PROSPECTIVE CHANGES IN SOCIETY BY 1980 AND TO CONSIDER THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION. FACTORS INFLUENCING EDUCATIONAL CHANGE INCLUDE POPULATION INCREASE, IMPROVED COMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES AND PROCEDURES, POPULATION MOBILITY, STEADILY RISING ECONOMIC PRODUCTION, INCREASE IN SIZE OF WORK FORCE AND KINDS OF OCCUPATIONS, AND IDEOLOGICAL CONFLICT. STRUCTURAL IMPLICATIONS REQUIRE REVISIONS OF THE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, THE NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM, THE FINANCIAL BASE OF EDUCATION, THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AND AN EXPANSION OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN EDUCATION. CURRICULUM AREAS NEEDING REVIEW ARE OUTLINED AND ORGANIZATIONAL INNOVATIONS ARE SUGGESTED. OTHER CONSIDERATIONS INCLUDE--(1) SELF-RENEWING MECHANISMS TO INSURE AN EFFECTIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR ACHIEVING THE GOALS OF A SINGLE SCHOOL, (2) THE SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS OF LEARNING, (3) COMPENSATORY EDUCATION, (4) VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, (5) COMMUNITY COLLEGES, (6) ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION, (7) COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY RELATIONSHIPS, (8) LEADERSHIP AND CONTROL OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL SYSTEM, (9) PERSONNEL POLICIES AND PRACTICES, (10) LOCAL EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION, (11) THE STATE'S RESPONSIBILITIES FOR EDUCATION, AND (12) THE DEVELOPMENT OF POLITICAL COMPETENCE THROUGH EDUCATION. COPIES OF THIS DOCUMENT ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM DESIGNING EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE, 1362 LINCOLN STREET, DENVER, COLORADO 80203, UNTIL SUPPLY IS EXHAUSTED. (JK)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Adult Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Compensatory Education, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Financial Support, Higher Education, Personnel Policy, Postsecondary Education, Social Change, State Departments of Education, State Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Designing Education for the Future, Denver, CO.
Identifiers: Colorado (Denver); Utah (Salt Lake City)