ERIC Number: ED144421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Future Societal Developments and Postsecondary Education. A Handbook for Citizen Organizations. Report R-38.
Johansen, Robert; Samuel, Patricia A.
This handbook is addressed to organizations with goals related to post high school learning. Basic information is provided about future societal developments in the United States that should be taken into consideration in making organizational decisions. Some practical methods for long-range planning are also outlined. Four areas of societal change are considered: (1) demographics; (2) work; (3) political economy; and (4) "learning inventions." In exploring the four areas of change, the likely trends in each are plotted and some possible sources of discontinuity are examined. The authors' judgments about these societal developments and their implications for postsecondary education are included as notes to the text. (MSE)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Demography, Economic Factors, Economics, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Employment, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizations (Groups), Political Influences, Postsecondary Education, Social Change, Social Influences
Institute for the Future, 2740 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Institute for the Future, Menlo Park, CA.