ERIC Number: ED118004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
An Owl Before Dusk.
We must learn to anticipate and to alter our futures, and higher education holds the key to that achievement. The role of universities is defined as twofold: (1) to bring about a well-balanced industrial society in which there is sufficient diversity of ideas; and (2) to redesign the industrial society to cope with problems brought about by changes at the national, international, and global levels. These roles are analyzed largely in the context of the Japanese experience, but have implications for the United States and other countries. Proposals for achieving these ends are: (1) that organized skepticism should be the first principle of all education; (2) that the education of tomorrow must be engaged in the exploration of the "inner frontier" of men; (3) that the content of education should be truly international; (4) that liberal education must be reemphasized; (5) that diversity of education should be encouraged; and (6) that solutions to the general problems all people confront together must be considered more and more seriously. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Educational Responsibility, Futures (of Society), General Education, Higher Education, Industrialization, Nontraditional Education, Relevance (Education), Social Change, Social Responsibility, Technological Advancement
McGraw-Hill Book Company, Highstown, New Jersey 08520 ($1.95)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Commission on Higher Education , Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Japan