ERIC Number: ED032396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Dynamics of Technology and Society: No Compromise with Ignorance.
Technology is applied, organized knowledge which causes the miracles we daily take for granted. The rapid development and application of technology is illustrated by accelerated rate of change. The educational system has been based on a concept of stability, and the present generation is the first which must educate youth for the new dimension of time and change. There is less and less opportunity for the uninformed and untrained worker. More and more specialized education must be provided. The shortage of specialized technicians and supportive workers and the evident supply of educable persons represents an unprecedented challenge to junior and community colleges. Individualized programs, often including remedial studies, relating to each student's field of interest must be provided. Graduates of such programs may then achieve a level in the work force in 3 to 5 years that would normally take 12 to 15 years by past standards. New legislation dealing with occupational education provides funds for developing new programs, improving program relevancy, long-range planning, meeting needs of special-needs groups, exemplary programs, residential schools, work-experience programs, development and dissemination of curriculum materials, studies of manpower needs, and vocational educator professional development. (DM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: American Association of Junior Colleges; Vocational Education Amendments 1968
Note: Address presented at American Association of Junior Colleges (E. Lansing, February 21, 1969).