ERIC Number: ED030953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Manpower Needs in a Technological Society and Their Implications for Education.
While the impact of technology has been considerable on those sectors of the American economy whose output consists of volume production (e.g., agriculture, manufacture, and mining), it has been relatively small on the service sector, where two-thirds of all Americans make their living. Trends which should be taken into account by curriculum planners include the large shift in the American labor market to a service-oriented economy, the increasing number of adults who change careers in the middle years, the vast number of Americans who work less than full time, and the rising importance of avocations to people whose vocations are financially but not personally satisfying. Special attention needs to be given to the development of curriculums for the culturally disadvantaged, to the discovery of ways to motivate learning, to determining ways to develop talents and interests largely neglected (e.g., artistic), and to improve articulation between the educational choices of high school students and their later lives. (JK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged, Labor Needs, Noncollege Bound Students, Student Motivation, Technology
Teachers College Press, Columbia Univ., 525 West 120th, New York, N.Y. 10027 (Complete document 146 pages, $2.95).
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Note: Pages 35-44 in TECHNOLOGY AND THE CURRICULUM, edited by Paul W.F. Witt, Teachers College Press, New York, 1968.