ERIC Number: ED198028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Futures: Sourcebook I.
Kierstead, Fred, Ed.; And Others
This publication contains a selection of conference papers dealing with the future of education. The papers were delivered at the Conference of the Education Section of the World Future Society held at the University of Houston in October 1978. The purpose of this publication is to provide a frame of reference for those interested in alternatives, models, and strategies for survival in a period of educational transition. There are three major sections. Section I is devoted to theory. The papers in this section establish the imperative for education to relate closely to societal needs and for educators to serve society in a leadership capacity. The contributors also agree that the integration of theory and practice is essential to an educational planning system. Section II provides educational models and methodologies. The models suggested by the authors of this section have a central purpose: to replace present educational models with more flexible approaches to learning. Some of the authors anticipate the collapse of the public school system; others merely see a radical restructuring. Section III examines special topics related to future educational decision making. One of the issues facing educators on a worldwide scale is the relationship of work to education. Another issue discussed is special education. Population control, research, technology, networking, court litigation, and changes in teacher training programs are all suggested as areas affecting the improvement of the handicapped person. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Higher Education, Models, Problems, Special Education
World Future Society, 4916 St. Elmo Avenue, Washington, DC 20014 ($5.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Future Society, Washington, DC.
Note: Selections from the Conference of the Education Section of the World Future Society (1st, Clear Lake City, TX, October, 1978).