ERIC Number: ED100493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Prospects of Early Education in Social Evolution.
Hunt, J. McVicker
The challenges of today lead to more technology rather than less for our culture in the future. Ability to process information symbolically in language and numbers will become increasingly important for employment and for participation in our culture. The fact that plasticity in psychological development is greatest during infancy and early childhood guarantees, in the long run, an important place for early education in the adaptive evolution of our society. Although many problems in the domain of early psychological development remain unsolved, they can be studied if the necessary research is supported. Then, the technology of education for infants and young children can be improved enough to enable all but a very few to take a productive place in our increasingly technological culture. (Author/ED)
Descriptors: Achievement, Adjustment (to Environment), Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Early Experience, Educational Technology, Environment, Intelligence Quotient, Literature Reviews, Nature Nurture Controversy, Social Change, Social Problems, Social Values, Technological Advancement, Technology
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.; Illinois Univ., Urbana. Coll. of Education.