ERIC Number: ED172349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Planning Schools for the Future. Publication No. BM-1.
In a three-year study, Research for Better Schools (RBS) was asked by the National Institute of Education to identify, analyze, and verify definitive social changes forecast for the decades ahead, and to project their implications for schools of the future. RBS reviewed the literature to extract future planning needs relevant to educational practitioners. These needs were assessed in a survey of 162 innovative educators and served as the basis for four independently created educational designs for the future. The only constraints on these designs were a requirement for implementation by 1985 and a consideration of cost effectiveness. This document discusses the planning needs found in the study and presents the four designs based on them: John A. Connolly's plan focusing on mastery of basic cognitive, life, and career skills; Glen Heathers's design for training students to be adaptable to change in schools redefined as centers for guiding and coordinating instruction; Patricia Henning's design for a comprehensive integration of school and community; and David Helms's Comprehensive, Adaptive, and Responsive Educational System, an instructional management system with an inschool research and development component. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Basic Skills, Community Education, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Instructional Programs, Instructional Systems, School Community Relationship, Student Participation
Research for Better Schools, Inc., 444 North Third Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123 ($11.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.