ERIC Number: ED231270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-9
Reference Count: 0
What's on the Horizon? Trends Impacting Higher Education.
Corey, Del; And Others
Major national trends and their effects on the future of education are examined. Demographic events that affected schools include the postwar baby boom and the migration from the Northeast to the sunbelt region. Factors affecting the college curriculum include: (1) enrollment projections, (2) decline in literacy, (3) decline in mathematics and science competency, (4) language requirements, (5) increased need for lifelong learning and the necessity for training and retraining, (6) the question of preparation for specific career versus general skills, (7) the relevance of the humanities in an increasingly complex and impersonal world, and (8) the future job market. Attention is also directed to issues related to the responsibilities of the community colleges and secondary schools, funding of community colleges, and politics and the community college. It is suggested that marketing and strategic planning are essential for community college survival. Finally, new types of jobs that will become available in the next few decades are considered in the following areas: computers, telecommunications, robotics, and other technologies (e.g., laser, conservation, and hazardous waste technologies). (SW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Macomb County Community Coll., Warren, MI.