ERIC Number: ED166773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-6
Quality of Life of Adults in America: Implications for Curriculum Planners.
Flanagan, John C.
Curriculum planning can be improved by obtaining a clearer insight into the specific needs and interests of young people. Studies using the critical incident technique were made of the education and subsequent careers of a representative national sample of individuals. The purpose was to assess the quality of life of individuals in three age groups of 30-, 50-, and 70-year-olds. Findings indicated that the majority of adults in America feel their needs and wants are well met in the areas most important to their quality of life. However, many individuals indicated their quality of life could have been substantially bettered by improvements in their educational programs. The report also contains highlights of studies by 10 leaders in education of the lives of some of the 30-year-olds. A summary is given of eight problems involved in improving American education, followed by a 5-point program for specific improvements. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (33rd, San Francisco, California, March 4-8, 1978); Table 1 may not reproduce clearly