ERIC Number: ED046524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Learning into the Twenty-First Century. 1970 White House Conference on Children, Report of Forum 5. (Working Copy).
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
In this nation, the right to learn what there is to be learned has been denied because of prejudices and adherence to unproductive teaching techniques. There has been too little acceptance of advanced practices. Federally funded experimental schools must be initiated as alternatives to present learning modes and for the development of exemplar models of philosophy and practice. Learning must become an end in itself, an individual choice, implying an individual definition of success. Modern technology will be implemented for flexible scheduling and progress rates. Acknowledging the growing emphasis on television in the home, the forum suggests each home could house computers and microfilm libraries. "School" will focus on human interaction and the ability to know oneself. Teachers will be engaged in preparing computerized lessons, evaluating programs, and counseling; therefore, funds must be allocated for redesign of teacher education. The achievement of this program means commitment backed by resources and action. The report recommends massive expenditures of federal funds for the development of forward-looking practices and learning options and suggests that the nation's 200th birthday, 1976, be made an occasion for nationwide dialogue about our whole learning situation. (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.