ERIC Number: ED214270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec-30
Reference Count: N/A
Educating Students Today for a Place in Society Tomorrow: The Lake Washington School District Futures Study. A Research Report.
Scarr, L. E.; And Others
During the last few months of 1980 the Lake Washington School District in Kirkland, Washington, conducted a futures study as part of an overall needs assessment study. The study staff identified over a hundred social, political, or economic changes predicted to affect life in the United States in the 1980s. Of these, 37 items were selected for a questionnaire which was eventually completed by 446 community members, 438 staff members, and 417 students in the district. Respondents were asked how likely they thought each predicted change was and to what extent they thought each change would affect the schools. Questionnaire responses indicated a belief that new information, changes in technology, and demands for vocational and adult education would all increase rapidly, and that education would be made available to persons at all stages of life. The study led to recommendations that the district pursue long-range planning on a continuous basis. Appendices include the questionnaire employed, an analysis of the responses to each question, and a manual for administration of the needs assessment study. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lake Washington School District 414, Kirkland, WA.