ERIC Number: ED129663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Futuristics and the Role of the Responsible Leader in Providing Better Schools for Less Money: A Look into the Future.
Alvir, Howard P.
Forecast of a 1986 program of educational innovation involving education stamps and student bank accounts is presented. The objectives of the program are to provide more efficient, less expensive, and more equal education. The author maintains that these objectives will be met by allowing average citizens to spend money on an individual basis in pursuit of education. Focused on are such aspects of the project as checkbook management rules for each age group, education stamp allocation, extra checks for job related competencies, legislative allocation of tax money for distribution to individuals, and adult and community education programs. Evaluation of all aspects of the program is discussed, measurements of public opinion and of cost and benefits are outlined, and the author's judgment that the program will succeed is explained. The report is presented in eight chapters which have the following titles: "A Look into The Future,""Evaluation--How Well Did It Work,""Evaluation Means Measurement,""Evaluation Means Personal Judgment,""Evaluation Means Equating Performance with Prestated Objectives,""Evaluation Means Evolution,""Evaluation Means Public Opinion," and "Evaluation Means Tax Dollars." (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Experiments, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Job Training, Leadership Responsibility, Learning Motivation, Nontraditional Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Education, Skill Development, Student Role
H. P. Alvir, c/o Films, 27 Norwood Street, Albany, New York 12203 (send 9 x 12 stamped self-addressed envelope for loan copy)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
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