ERIC Number: ED096750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Planning for Educational Change. A Process Model for Designing Future Forms of Educational Facilities. Research Report No. 5 of Project SIMU School: Santa Clara County Component.
Leu, Donald J.; And Others
This position paper argues that education should be planned, designed, operationalized, and continuously modified to serve effectively the defined human and educational needs of a rapidly changing world. It focuses on emerging contemporary societal changes impacting learning theory, curriculum, and teaching methodology; and it outlines the implications of these emerging changes for future educational programs and facilities. A sampling of social trends, or "external" data, are described in flow charts as are trends in current learning theory, curriculum, and facility design and planning. The charts are arbitrarily classified into five major areas of concern: (A) The Real and Changing World (Relevance); (B) Economic Accountability (Shared Responsibility); (C) Uniqueness and Pluralism; (D) Segregation and Integration; and (E) Life-Long Learning and Leisure Time. Each area of concern is outlined in two pages. Societal Changes (Level One Trends) and learning theory changes (Level Two Trends) are outlined on the first page and changes in curriculum (Level Three Trends) and educational facilities (Level Four Trends) appear on the second page. The purpose of this approach is to focus attention on the importance of "reading" and understanding external data and then relating that data to appropriate program and facilities solutions. The concluding section (Level Four Trends) of each of the charts suggests innovative design ideas to challenge those who are developing plans for future educational facilities. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Accountability, Cost Effectiveness, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Facility Planning, Futures (of Society), Learning Theories, Lifelong Learning, Racial Integration, Relevance (Education), School Planning, Social Change
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Santa Clara County Office of Education, San Jose, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III