ERIC Number: ED226505
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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Educational Adequacy for the 1980s and Beyond.
Some of the more generally accepted forecasts of future developments in American society are set down in this paper as the foundation for a discussion of the educational objectives that will prove most important during years to come. The document identifies several trends: in world social attitudes, in population growth and shifts, and in the environment and the availability of material resources. Environmental changes specifically affecting education and concepts of educational adequacy in the areas of governance, learner needs, the relationship between the home and the school, lifelong learning, and technological developments are particularly emphasized. The author then lists 10 high priority program needs for adequate future schools, clarifies the federal role in meeting those needs, and presents guidelines for financing them adequately. The goals include providing optional preschool instruction and 13 years of mandatory general education for all children; offering programs to develop citizenship skills, relevant vocational education, ecological awareness, and lifelong learning behaviors; and expanding continuing education, grassroots governance systems, home-school relationships, and school improvement through the utilization of new technological developments. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Lifelong Learning, Sociocultural Patterns
Not available separately; see EA 015 442.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
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