ERIC Number: ED174931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-13
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Aspects of the Future Environment of Elementary and Secondary Education.
A demographics-based approach to conjecture on the social future suggests several factors that bear on the social context of education in the 1980s, including shifts in population, economic activity, and political power, implications of the youth decline, possible intergenerational changes in fertility and women's employment, and the cyclical tendencies of national social policy. Results of futures studies indicate that in terms of education: (1) interest in the schools will be keen; (2) many high schools will face several contraction problems; (3) there will be a greater state-level role in school funding; and (4) the problem of an aging faculty, particularly in colleges, will be of increasing concern in areas with severe enrollment decline. (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hudson Inst., Croton-on-Hudson, NY.