ERIC Number: ED045707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
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New Dimensions for Psychology in Education.
Holtzman, Wayne H.
The current emphasis on quality in education began with the launching of Sputnik in 1958. This led to the realization that all was not well and to the era of massive government grants to aid education. Great advances in technology and new dimensions for one practical field of psychology, education, have profound ramifications for students, teachers, and society in general. Great strides are being made in the field of individualized instruction, taking into account the many human diversities. Ten years hence technology, given adequate research and development funds, will be at such an advanced state that there will be even greater computer-individual interaction. This technology will provide the flexibility to change radically the social organization and atmosphere of our schools. Naturally, the role of the teacher will have to change in such a situation. It is clear that this psychotechnology, while not only having a major impact on education, will also have a major impact on psychology itself, resulting in a profound identity crisis in psychology by 1980. (CK)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.
Note: Paper presented at symposium on "Psychotechnology and its impact on society: 1970, 1980", American Psychological Association, Miami Beach, Florida, September 1970