ERIC Number: ED137245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
A Societal Factors Issue: The Role of the Future in Educational Practice.
Gibbs, Gloria S.
This study is a survey and analysis of literature related to the current future movement and its implications for educational practice. The results of this study indicate that even though futurists are varied in their ideas and approaches, there is general agreement among those surveyed on the following: (1) there is a noticeable stance among educators of past and present orientation; (2) changes are forcing more educators to look to the future; (3) the educational system lags behind other institutions in responding to change; (4) the study of the future should be the concern of all learners; and (5) there is a need for recognizing the importance of fusing a futuristic orientation to all aspects of the curriculum -- elementary, secondary, and collegiate. Besides the proliferation of books, articles, and media devoted to futurism, there is evidence that college courses have grown with extreme rapidity in emphasizing futurism. There is evidence that futurism has value for preservice and inservice preparation. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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