ERIC Number: ED225678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Their Future Is Now... Today Is for Children.
Dittmann, Laura L., Ed.; Ramsey, Marjorie E., Ed.
Six very different articles focusing on the prospects of today's youth upon reaching adulthood have been assembled in this booklet. The introductory chapter surveys the articles, with special attention given to technology's effects on life and education both now and in the future. The first article points out changes, good and bad, that will affect education on world, national, state, and domestic levels in the 1980s. A "futuristic" curriculum is described in the second chapter. The third article, reprinted from Harper's Magazine by special permission, discusses the historical development of the idea of childhood, describing aspects of children's lives in the United States today (for example, pervasive hostility toward children). The fourth article discusses the development of children's negative reactions; their ability to refuse and say, "No"; and the implications of this development for moral conduct and character growth. The fifth article advocates the total eradication of the present educational system and calls for its replacement by a new system. The final article issues a call for new educational leaders who are compatible with the world as it really is. (RH)
Descriptors: Alienation, Curriculum Development, Developmental Stages, Educational Improvement, Futures (of Society), Leadership, Moral Development, Social Change, Social Problems
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Association for Childhood Education International, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A