ERIC Number: ED370181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
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Restructuring for the 90s and Beyond: Solution Based Learning in the Era of Smart Homes, Wired Communities, Fast Systems, Global Networks, and Fast Forward Learners in a Borderless World.
Groff, Warren H.
An ultimate purpose of education is human resource development to provide society with a critical mass of intellectual capital and competent workforces. To accomplish this end, leaders implement planning processes to guide policy-making, develop institutions, and allocate resources. Although new information technologies are becoming commonplace in business and many homes, they remain largely unused in traditional education. Without access to the latest contemporary technology, learners are being shortchanged. Moreover, necessary skills such as collaboration and formation of strategic alliances are usually not encouraged in traditional education. Contemporary communication and information technologies can reengineer traditional education and create entirely new information-era learning communities. This paper discusses strategic planning and solution-based learning and suggests strategies for restructuring establishments, emphasizing learning readiness and math, science, and technology. The paper also includes organizational development and resources development tasks for learning communities to create superschools focusing on internationalized curricula and graphic communications. Included are an abstract; appendices providing information on effective establishments, visions, graphic arts technical foundation certification, child and youth studies, and creation of learning communities. Contains 189 references. (MLH)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Higher Education, Human Capital, Information Technology, Institutional Mission, Mathematics Education, Organizational Development, Policy Formation, Resource Allocation, School Readiness, School Restructuring, Science Education, Service Occupations, Strategic Planning, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Information Age; Learning Communities; Outcome Based Education
Note: Paper presented at the Educational Technology Conference of the New Jersey School Boards Association (February 26-27, 1994).