ERIC Number: ED118144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Futures and the Role of the Media. Workshop 2 (Toronto, Ontario, May 26-28, 1975).
Educators, educational planners, and social critics convened in Toronto (Ontario, Canada) May 26-28, 1975, to discuss the role of the media, especially television, in planning for the future. The emphasis of the workshop was on political and social futures, specifically materials and situations which would enable people to gain more control over their lives. The five major themes of the plenary sessions and discussions were: images of the future; social, environmental, and physical trends; counter-trends; the colonizers and the colonized of the future; and anticipatory democracy for informed decision making. The task of the futures project was thus defined as providing materials and information about the future, and helping establish political structures to deal with it. Study groups met and reported on three specific areas: (1) the project's purpose, (2) the means of achieving this purpose, and (3) the contents appropriate to the five major themes of the workshop. Lists of participants in the conference and in specific groups are included, as are some participants' comments on a draft of the report. (Author/LS)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Educational Communications Authority, Toronto.