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ERIC Number: ED035347
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov-20
Pages: 12
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Education for Tomorrow.
Finch, Robert H.
No other social institution has been so consistently on the frontiers of innovation and change as American business and industry. The ramifications of the resulting technological developments for the educational system need to be examined. Knowledge is a "two-edged sword"--equally powerful for good or bad. Rapid technological development and the need to preserve humane values constitute a dual challenge for the educational system. To meet them, the system must provide more "continuing education." The myths that education is only for the young and that it happens only in school must be discarded. Continuing education should be able to integrate education into experience throughout a lifetime. We need to permit easier transition into and out of the academic community at many points in a person's life. The college students' cries for "relevance" often stem from the absence of a clearly defined life-mission. Experimental schools, community colleges, work-study programs, armed services training, and apprenticeship programs are only a few of the models into which continuing education could be cast. Educational systems must produce people who are skilled in techniques, yet sensitive to lasting human values. (DS)
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Authoring Institution: National Industrial Conference Board, Inc., New York, NY.
Note: Address delivered to Annual Conference of National Industrial Conference Board, New York, N.Y., Nov. 20, 1969