ERIC Number: ED203626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Futurism in the Education of the Deaf: Directions and Alternatives for the 80's.
Marshall, William J. A.
The author presents a rationale for the study of futurism in education and analyzes the effects of significant future changes upon deaf education in the 80s. The roles that change agents play in influencing the permanence of innovations within the school are examined: advocacy, information sharing, and organizational development training. Curriculum considerations, particularly in light of the "back to basics" movement, are explored. The importance of getting all citizens involved in forecasting possible, probable, and alternative futures and in determining which of these futures are preferable is pointed out. Unmet needs in the areas of legislation are summarized. (CL)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Deafness, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Hearing Impairments, Trend Analysis
OUTREACH--Box 114, The Model Secondary School for the Deaf, Gallaudet College, Kendall Green, Washington, DC 20002.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Model Secondary School for the Deaf, Washington, DC.