ERIC Number: ED194476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Educational Challenges of the 1980's.
Wegmann, Robert G.
Education will have to face fewer students and less money in the next decade. The white middle class migration to the suburbs will cause greater concentrations of minority students in the large cities, intensifying the problems caused by non-English speaking students, and the increasingly isolated socioeconomic environment. Projections for enrollment in higher education institutions are more difficult to obtain due to a number of complicating factors, such as: foreign enrollment, part-time enrollment, and the state of the economy. The school curriculum will need to adapt to technological innovations, and the ability to use computers may even become a new aspect of literacy. There will also be a shift in emphasis toward lifelong learning, possibly with more alternating periods of work, leisure, and learning. (RJG)
Descriptors: Adults, Computer Assisted Instruction, Declining Enrollment, Economically Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Educational Economics, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Women, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Inflation (Economics), Lifelong Learning, Minority Group Children, Part Time Students, Population Trends, Teacher Supply and Demand, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared for Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education "Needs of Elementary and Secondary Education in the 1980's: A Compendium of Policy Papers." For entire document (microfiche only), see ED 185 660. For individual documents (microfiche and paper copy), see SP 016 934.