ERIC Number: ED220365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Education in Ontario: 1980-2005 Scenarios on the Future.
Collins, Paul; And Others
Review and Evaluation Bulletins, v3 n3 1982
Three scenarios about education in the province of Ontario to the year 2005 are described in this publication. The major purpose of the scenarios is to stimulate thought about the future. Taking a holistic approach, the authors describe education in its economic, political, and social milieu, since education does not take place in isolation. The three scenarios provide views of the future in which the consequences of taking risks or refusing to take risks are explored. Two of the scenarios indicate some consequences that could ensue if no attempt is made to adopt new and imaginative policies at the present time. The third and more optimistic scenario shows the long-term advantages of imaginative policies, but also indicates the disruptions and pressures that may accompany the introduction of these policies. The decision not to advance imaginative policies, while easier and less risky in the short run, will likely lead to more intensive and disruptive problems in the long run. In addition to the three scenarios, one of the writers addresses the world context in a preliminary essay, "Global Considerations: 1900-2005." A listing of selected readings is also provided. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Economic Climate, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Prediction, Risk, Social Problems, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Toronto.; Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Identifiers: Ontario; Scenarios
Note: The Research Branch was responsible for these scenarios.