ERIC Number: ED021450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
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Inventing Education for the Future.
Hirsch, Werner Z.; And Others
Educational enterprise must keep pace with the rest of society. Unfortunately, one by-product of the rich tradition in this field is enough inertia to make education cumbersome and slow to respond to a changing environment. There are several reasons why changes in education must be brought about: increased longevity in the lives of the population; increased automation in production and service, making necessary an upgrading of the work force; technological changes that demand training against obsolescence; and increased leisure time and improved standards of living, both of which provide opportunities to educate for citizenship as well as for a career. Several innovations have been or can be used to realize the necessary changes. They include computerized instruction, educational games (which seem to be particularly suited for disadvantaged groups), and improved planning and forecasting techniques for economic and administrative purposes. Prospects for change depend on such inhibiting or facilitating factors in society as traditional morality, social values, and the attitudes of legislators, teachers, and parents. (OH)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Conference Reports, Educational Change, Educational Games, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Instructional Innovation, Leisure Time, Operations Research, Program Budgeting, Programed Instruction, Simulation, Social Change, Teaching Machines
Science Research Associates, Inc., 259 East Erie St., Chicago. Ill. 60611 ($7.95).
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