ERIC Number: ED220364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Highlights of the Environmental Scanning Program 1981-82.
Review and Evaluation Bulletins, v3 n2 1982
The purpose of this report is to provide the Ministry of Education in Ontario, Canada, with a general awareness of issues with a potential to affect education in Ontario and to provide a broad context for possible follow-up action in the organization. The report is the result of three workshops held in November, 1981, by members of the Strategic Planning Task Group (STPG) who synthesized research gathered by others involved in the project. Outlined and discussed in the report are the four main themes or areas which the group as a whole felt were strategically important. The first area is knowledge and technology. The growth of the knowledge base in the physical sciences and in math and rapid developments in technology have significantly altered the character of life of most people and have left their mark on education. The second area for strategic consideration is limits and survival. The significance of problems such as population growth, resource depletion, and environmental deterioration for strategic educational planning is examined. Congruence and accountability is the third theme discussed. The need for congruence between the needs or desires of constituencies served by the education system and the ability of that system to provide services is examined. Certain issues concerning the process of accountability are outlined. The fourth theme of the report is reconceptualization. The STPG felt that the issues identified could be best approached from a basis of reconceptualizing basic principles. (RM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Population Growth, Technological Advancement, World Problems
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Toronto.; Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.