ERIC Number: ED181401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Futures: A Survey of Futuristic Issues and Expectations.
Walz, Garry R.; Leu, Jane
The ERIC Futures Issues Component (EFIC) of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services (ERIC/CAPS) created a survey with each of the 16 ERIC Clearinghouses and the University of Michigan School of Education to identify emerging social issues and developments with potential for significantly affecting education. Respondents (N=79) to the 55-item survey were Clearinghouse staff members, Advisory Board members, and users of the ERIC system. Results suggested that among the ten items most often nominated as priorities for action, most deal with services and/or responses to special population groups such as women, adults, and minorities. Equal access to education and expanded opportunities for life-long and continuing education for all individuals were also rated high in action priority. The appendices contain the Futures Survey instrument, the means and standard deviations of responses to Part III items in the survey, data from all issues in Part IV of the survey, and a summary of data from the total sample concerning issues selected most or least often for educational involvement. (Author/HLM)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Futures (of Society), Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, Professional Personnel, School Involvement, School Personnel, Social Problems, Surveys, Trend Analysis
ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.