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ERIC Number: ED155786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-4
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Future Is Now.
Estes, Nolan
From education's present emphasis, a student would logically conclude that he needs to know a lot about what happened hundreds of years ago, a little about what is happening now, and nothing about the future. Actually, just the opposite is true. The speed of change makes it likely that most occupations known today will, within a dozen years, be replaced by jobs not now existing. The necessity for constant retraining will change the nature of education from a single process concluding with graduation to a recurring, life-long enterprise. The obsolescence of knowledge will require teaching fewer facts and more analytical and decision-making skills, as well as the ability to cope with change. Decision-making authority in the schools will have to be placed closer to the action, in the hands of principals, whose students will be doing less and less of their learning in traditional school environments. Superintendents, on the other hand, will become community education managers overseeing a wide range of specialized educational teams. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (Dallas, Texas, April 1-5, 1978)