ERIC Number: ED102863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
For What Remains Is Culture, When One Has Forgotten the Facts.
We are now undergoing what Charles de Gaulle called a "crisis of civilization." The basis of this crisis exists in our consumer society; it is the reign of technocracy, the supreme monolith of a unique value, productivity. Everything in our society is judged by its productive contribution. Man is alienated and disillusioned. Educators, and language teachers in particular, can do much to remedy this situation. Educators can and must restore man's belief in himself and encourage new creativity and individualism in a world where everything is received "ready-made." (PMP)
Descriptors: Creativity, Culture, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Individualism, Language Instruction, Self Expression, Speeches
Not Available Separately; See FL 006 790
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Northwest Conference on Foreign Languages, Portland, OR.
Note: For related documents, see FL 006 790 and FL 006 690-715; Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the PNCFL (25th, Spokane, Washington, 1974)