ERIC Number: ED185433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Next Ten Years in Education.
A person's beliefs about the future are very powerful in shaping his or her actions. The issue of what image of the next 10 years is most appropriate for educators today can be examined metaphorically with differing visions of what education can become. By using a series of predictions and by consolidating forecasts from futures research, educators can image a set of likely developments in education's context over the next decade, including forecasts of economic, technological, demographic, cultural, and political change. Implications of these developments for educational equity and practice center on issues of educational finance, educational technology, disparity in educational settings, and retrenchment of traditional approaches to schooling. The responses educators can make to these forecasts of the future and the visions they evoke suggest that the 1980s may be a time of marked educational innovation, not for ideological reasons, but because of financial necessity. (Author/BMW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the World Future Society (2nd, Minneapolis, MN, October 18-21, 1979).