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ERIC Number: ED019828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 0
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A LOOK AT THE SCHOOLS OF TOMORROW--A SPEECH GIVEN TO THE 1ST ANNUAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS SEMINAR OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE ASSOCIATION (VAIL VILLAGE, COLO., DEC. 6-8, 1967). (TITLE SUPPLIED).
ELLENA, WILLIAM
IN AN EFFORT TO POINT OUT FUTURE TRENDS IN EDUCATION THE SPEECH NOTES THAT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT CHARACTERISTIC OF AMERICAN SOCIETY TODAY IS THE CHANGE IN THE RATE OF CHANGE--NOT CHANGE IN ARITHMETIC BUT GEOMETRIC PROPORTIONS. OTHER CHARACTERISTICS OF TODAY'S SOCIETY ARE--(1) WE LIVE IN AN ERA IN WHICH THE ONLY STABILITY IS SOME KIND OF STABILITY IN MOTION, (2) NEW JOBS ARE GOING UNFILLED IN SPITE OF CONTINUED UNEMPLOYMENT, (3) COMPUTERS ARE HAVING A PROFOUND EFFECT ON EDUCATION, (4) MAJOR PORTIONS OF THE WORLD ARE IN A VIOLENT STATE OF REVOLUTION, AND (5) POPULATIONS ARE SHIFTING AND INTERDEPENDENCE AMONG CITIZENS IS GREATLY INCREASING. FORERUNNERS OF FUTURE CHANGES ARE--(1) A POPULATION OF 265 MILLION PEOPLE IN 1985, (2) ABUNDANCE AND SCARCITY IN THE WORLD, (3) EFFECTS OF THE COLD WAR ON OUR NATIONAL PRIORITIES, (4) AUTOMATION, (5) GROWING MILITANCY OF TEACHERS, (6) SHIFT FROM USE OF MANPOWER FOR PRODUCTION OF MATERIAL GOODS TO PRODUCTION OF SERVICE, (7) ETHNIC AND RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY, AND (8) ERADICATION OF DISEASE. PREDICTIONS ARE--(1) INCREASED EXPENDITURES FOR EDUCATION, (2) EXTENDED EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN, (3) ASSUMPTION BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF THE PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY FOR EDUCATION, (4) INCREASED SHARING OF UNIVERSITY AND LIBRARY RESOURCES, (5) INCREASED ATTENTION TO THE AVERAGE STUDENT, (6) INCREASED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE OF EDUCATIONAL STAFFS, (7) RAPID OBSOLESCENCE OF TEXTBOOKS, AND (8) CHANGING CHARACTERISTICS OF BUILDING REQUIREMENTS. (BD)
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Authoring Institution: American School Food Service Association, Denver, CO.
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