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ERIC Number: ED015485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug-29
Pages: 23
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A SOCIO-ECONOMIST LOOKS AT THE CURRENT VALUES AND CHANGING NEEDS OF YOUTH. FINAL DRAFT.
THEOBALD, ROBERT
MAN HAS ACHIEVED THE POWER TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT SUITED TO HIS NEEDS. THIS POWER COMES FROM DEVELOPMENTS IN THE UTILIZATION OF ENERGY, ADVANCEMENTS IN CHEMISTRY, AN INCREASE IN SCIENTIFIC PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITY AND COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY. THESE SOURCES OF POWER RESULT IN THE DRIVE TOWARD THE DEVELOPMENT OF DESTRUCTIVE POWER, THE CAPABILITY OF UNLIMITED PRODUCTION AND UNLIMITED INFORMATION GENERATION, THE CAPACITY FOR GREATER SELF-KNOWLEDGE THROUGH BIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY, AND THE POTENTIAL FOR A TECHNOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT. RESPONSES TO THESE CONDITIONS INVOLVE 1) BREAKING THE LINK BETWEEN JOB AND INCOME THROUGH GUARANTEED INCOME, 2) ELIMINATING WAR, 3) AIDING POOR COUNTRIES, AND 4) CONTROLLING TECHNOLOGY. NEW DIRECTIONS IN UNIVERSITY EDUCATION SHOULD FOCUS ON PROBLEM SOLVING AS OPPOSED TO COMPETITION, USE OF AUDIO-VISUAL TECHNIQUES FOR SEEKING KNOWLEDGE AND ALLOWING TIME FOR CREATIVITY. REACTIONS TO THE PRESENTATION ARE GIVEN. THIS SPEECH WAS PRESENTED AT THE CONFERENCE ON YOUTH (MERIDEN, CONN., APRIL 26-27, 1966). (JH)
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