ERIC Number: ED088153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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Future-Oriented Program Alternatives for the National Institute of Education.
Markley, O. W.; And Others
This report presents the results of an effort to develop a series of program alternatives for consideration by the National Institute of Education (NIE) that correspond to selected program goals developed and presented in an earlier report. The program alternatives draw heavily on the following conclusions that have emerged from ongoing future-oriented work of the Educational Policy Research Center: (1) continually deepening and accelerating changes in society may be expected. Approaches are needed that will both decentralize the conduct of educational R&D to the extent feasible and educate for flexibility, a high degree of tolerance of differences, and the ability to cope with varied cultural norms; (2) the anticipation of "adaptive" problems that have not yet become acute is a necessary part of R&D planning, given the long lead-time required before R&D products become mature; (3) many of the most critical problems of education and society are systemic in nature, hence may well be intractable by conventional piecemeal or centralized "top-down" approaches involving only one sector of society; and (4) coordinated public-private and multiagency approaches are therefore likely to be increasingly necessary. The report focuses on the development of research programs in the societal context of education; increasing the effectiveness of the educational R&D system; multiorganizational coordination; and anticipatory identification of education-related problems. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Planning Unit.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA. Educational Policy Research Center.