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ERIC Number: ED208524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Future and Education: Presentation to the Arlington School Board and the State Board of Education of Virginia.
Liss, Polly
Educators should form a special task force, says the author, to help schools adjust to rapidly changing technology and accommodate society's consequent need for new skills. An introduction to a longer paper urges the school boards of Virginia to consider such a task force. In the larger paper the author first reviews the experiences that led to her interest in the future of education. Returning to the workforce after a long hiatus, she was impressed with the breadth of current technological change. Her involvement with education as a parent and student convinced her that educators were neither keeping pace with technological change nor preparing their students for it. In the paper's second section she notes some of the changes predicted because of evolving technology, including the expanded use of computers for teaching, reduced educational resources, increased lifelong learning, and the changing age composition of the workforce. The final section lists 15 considerations about the future that education must ponder and discusses the objectives and membership of the recommended task force. She suggests the task force assess the present state of education, project future technological changes, and identify the ways education must accommodate these changes. (RW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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