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ERIC Number: ED014622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-29
Pages: 70
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A PILOT CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL POLICY RESEARCH. FINAL REPORT--PART I.
ADELSON, MARVIN; AND OTHERS
THE PILOT CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL POLICY RESEARCH, OPERATED BY THE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION FROM JUNE 1, 1967, THROUGH FEBRUARY 29, 1968, HAD THREE OBJECTIVES--(1) TO INVESTIGATE, ANALYZE, AND EXPERIMENT WITH METHODS, PROCEDURES, AND TOOLS FOR STUDYING THE FUTURE AS IT COULD AFFECT EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES, (2) TO FORECAST POSSIBLE ROLES IN EDUCATION IN 1988 OF TEACHERS, COUNSELORS, AND ADMINISTRATORS AND TO CONSIDER POSSIBLE NEW EDUCATIONAL FUNCTIONS INVOLVING NEW VARIETIES OF EDUCATORS, AND (3) TO DEVELOP A STRATEGY, A PHILOSOPHY, AND AN ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN FOR AN OPERATIONAL CENTER FOR THE INVENTING OF EDUCATIONAL FUTURES COVERING A WIDE SPECTRUM OF CONSIDERATIONS THROUGH AN EXTENDED PERIOD IN THE FUTURE. SEVEN PROJECTS WERE UNDERTAKEN, EACH COVERING A DIFFERENT SUBJECT RELATED TO FUTURE EDUCATIONAL POLICY MAKING--(1) A SURVEY AND EVALUATION OF THE FORECASTING STATE OF THE ART, (2) A STUDY OF CONTEXTUAL MAPPING, (3) A SURVEY OF MATHEMATICAL MODELS, (4) A STUDY OF EDUCATIONAL "WANTS," (5) A STUDY OF FUTURE EDUCATION ROLES, (6) THE DEVELOPMENT OF SEMIAUTOMATED DATA BASES, AND (7) EXPERIMENTS IN INTERACTION. THE RESULTS OF THESE SEVEN PROJECTS LED TO RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FORMATION OF A SUITABLE ORGANIZATION AND THE EXECUTION OF SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES FOR AN OPERATIONAL EDUCATIONAL POLICY RESEARCH CENTER THAT IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE AND EVOLVE IN RESPONSE TO NEW AND CHANGING REQUIREMENTS. (HW)
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Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers: California (Santa Monica)