ERIC Number: ED049560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Nature of Our Changing Society: Implications for Schools.
Harman, Willis W.
The dominant values of a society determine the type of education offered its citizens. American education has until now been largely influenced by the values of individualism, science, material progress, and technological advancement. Recent widespread rebellion and dissent have provided clues evidencing dissatisfaction with a world built upon these traditional values and suggesting an alternative set of values to shape the society of the future. This alternative value-set includes humanitarianism, personal liberty, equality, and self-actualization. Educational planners must realize that the educational system can create the desired society, and that they are now at the point of choice between a person-centered society and an extension of the current material-centered one. Related articles are EA 003 518, EA 003 519, EA 003 520, EA 003 521, and ED 044 833. (RA)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Industrialization, Majority Attitudes, Social Attitudes, Social Change, Social Planning, Social Values, Technological Advancement, Values
Not avail. separately. Only as part of ED 044 833, Social & Technological Change. Implications for Education. CASEA Monograph 22. (EDRS: MF $.65; HC $13.16, rev. pricing) or: Publications Dept., CASEA, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene 97403. ($3.75)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Advanced Study of Educational Administration.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Note: Part One of complete publication previously announced in RIE as ED 044 833