ERIC Number: ED086891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Education--1985. Career and Vocational Education Professional Development Report Number 8.
Robb, Felix C.
Before considering characteristics of American education in the future, we need to consider the contemporary condition of potentials and problems. Recent developments make us realize we cannot and do not function as a nation apart. Global issues must be our concern: equilibrium of forces and international conflict; economic status and interrelationships of nations; humanizing governance, system, and organization; the issues of justice; and utilization of the religious, spiritual, philosophical, and mystical forces to unify and direct the human endeavor. In spite of the problems documented by an organization called "The Club of Rome," the year 1985 must find us able to make rational State and local decisions based on long-range, comprehensive, coordinated, planning. Technology is neither good nor evil, but subject to our use. Through automation, atomic energy, communications, transportation, medicine, and computerization, tremendous changes in society have been possible, but have there been similar changes in man himself? Schools change slowly, but 1985 should see an educational emphasis on the individual learner while serving community and national interests. Education in 1985 will be characterized by a continuum of learning, increased options, interagency cooperation, equal opportunities, better financing, new areas of learning, and further research. (AG)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Problems, Educational Quality, Futures (of Society), Speeches, Technological Advancement
Center for Occupational Education, P. O. Box 5096, N. Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, N. C. 27607 ($1.00)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Center for Occupational Education.
Note: Speech presented at the conference entitled Vocational Education--1985 sponsored by the Center of Occupational Education and the American Vocational Assoc.