ERIC Number: ED113795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
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Futurism in Education: Methodologies.
Hencley, Stephen P.; Yates, James R.
This book is one expression of the trend to achieve a more systematic study of the future within the specific context of educational futures and their environments. It is intended to bring to educational leaders in a practical manner many of the technological forecasting techniques previously familiar only to science, the military, and industry. The 14 methods and other topics discussed were chosen from among more than 100 that have been described in the available literature. The contributors have made a conscious effort to relate the methods to significant and substantive problem areas of education. Some methods are much more quantitative while others are more qualitative. Some have already had use in education while others have not. Some enable scholars to exercise intuitive thinking; others are constrained by rigorously defined methods. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Methods, Models, Prediction, Research Methodology, Social Change, Values
McCutchan Publishing Corporation, 2526 Grove Street, Berkeley, California 94704 ($13.00, Quantity discounts)
Publication Type: Books
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