ERIC Number: ED241488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb-2
Reference Count: 0
The Global Imperatives for an Education Paradigm Shift.
Bright, Larry K.; And Others
The future role of education is covered in a discussion concerning the shifting of the dominant social paradigm of the United States. It is noted that the paradigm is changing from one that requires social institutions to seek and develop human resources to maintain a position of competitive dominance, to an emerging view of world interdependence. An increasing demand for human services and information processing is predicted. The need for personnel who can communicate readily and effectively across national boundaries is seen as one which will produce a higher priority in education for language, data processing, and knowledge of and skills in human differences. It is also noted that the recognition of a new social paradigm, with a world view of interdependent nations and resources, will strongly affect the changes that need to be made in the education system. Among the changes discussed are the growth of a global information society and education beyond schooling through the human services professions. A structure is described for a college of interdependent human service professions which prepares personnel responsive to the interdependent world paradigm. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (36th, San Antonio, TX, February 1-4, 1984).