ERIC Number: ED036883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
"Futurists" in Education. In-Service Program for CERLI Staff, 1968-1969. Final Report.
Today an alienated generation of students is demanding change within educational institutions. In those institutions placed under pressure there has been no guiding principle or integrative philosophy behind the changes that have occurred. In recognition of this lack, a concern for long-range planning is emerging and the CERLI staff has undertaken an inservice program to develop long-range regional educational plans. The stated objectives were (1) to assist participants in developing a mind-set for examining future developments in the region, (2) to analyze the present educational posture of the region in light of projected developments, (3) to create models of alternative futures, (4) to devise viable strategies for moving toward these futures, and (5) to make recommendations to key educators and policymakers concerning the future of education in the region. Certain conclusions and recommendations followed: (1) The scope of such programs should be developed with time, resource, and personnel constraints in mind; (2) meaningful data need to be collected; (3) not everyone should work on futures; (4) such sessions should be held in retreat settings to free minds from past and present. (DE)
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Educational Change, Educational Complexes, Educational Games, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Evaluation, Inservice Education, Management Games, Models, Regional Laboratories, Regional Planning, Social Change, Statistical Analysis, Student Alienation
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Cooperative Educational Research Lab., Inc., Northfield, IL.