ERIC Number: ED038083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
[Living in a Temporary Society.]
Bennis, Warren G.
Society is in the process of accelerated change and the institutionalization of this change through research and technology. Other factors affecting American society are an increase in affluence, an elevation of the educational level of the population, and a growing interdependence of institutions. The fact that this country is currently going through the second phase of the Industrial Revolution is characterized by: (1) the growing number of people working in the service area; (2) the increasing size of the professional-technical class of labor; (3) the changing population characteristics of professional and technical personnel; and (4) the increased dependence on research and theory. Two revolutions are going on simultaneously; the underprivileged are seeking liberal reform, and individuals are looking for a moral change in social values. These forces challenge traditional authority, and institutions such as the university must develop the ability to cope with these changes. Most particularly, universities must include in their curricula (1) the competence to cope with information overload, and (2) the competence to deal with the affective, emotional, interpersonal aspects of education. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Note: Address delivered to the Annual Meeting of the College Entrance Examination Board, New York, N.Y., Oct. 27-28, 1969