ERIC Number: ED118485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Futurism; And Future Studies. Developments in Classroom Instruction.
Kauffman, Draper L., Jr.
In this report from the National Education Association's "Developments in Classroom Instruction" series, the need to mandate immediate training of our young people in alternative problem solving for the future is examined. The emergence of multiple threats to human survival, rapid rate of social change, and complexity that has overtaken our society on a global scale are causing this need. It is emphasized that traditional educational practice tends to be concerned with the problems and conditions of the past, rather than with the decisions of tomorrow. Thus, in order for positive decisions to be made, the traditional pattern of education must expand in the direction of a reformed cognitive curriculum. The reformed curriculum should include the examination of key issues such as global problems, economy, politics and government, and science and technology. This future-studies movement involves a broad spectrum of teachers from all grade levels and subject areas, and it incorporates a wide range of new curriculum materials and ideas. This means that teachers can design their own curriculum units to suit their concerns and the interests and experience of their students. (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Nontraditional Education, Planning, Politics, Problem Solving, Relevance (Education), Social Studies, Technological Advancement, World Affairs
National Education Association, 1201 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036 (stock no. 1803-6-00, $2.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.