ERIC Number: ED326618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Perspectives on the '90s. Outlook Report.
Sadowske, P. Sue, Ed.; Adrian, Judith G., Ed.
This report on forces influencing the future is designed to define the challenges that lie ahead and to help individuals develop plans to meet these challenges. It is based on the work of a team of "environmental scanners" who reviewed media, books, and academic research and discussed current issues with a variety of people to explore forces at work in the changing society. The report is organized around 10 fundamental drivers of change, the powerful influences and events producing change in society and the trends related to these forces. The 10 "change drivers," each of which is discussed in its own section of the report, are as follows: the maturing of the population; the information explosion; problems of environmental health and stewardship; problems related to social issues, life-styles, and values; economic restructuring; mosaic society; changing families; health and wellness issues; tensions between individual and social roles; and globalization. The report concludes with a statement affirming the Wisconsin's Cooperative Extension commitment to helping Wisconsin's citizens anticipate change, prepare for change, and influence the course of change in the 1990s and beyond. Twenty-eight references are listed. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.