ERIC Number: ED242172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Education: A Look to the Future.
Tawney, James W.
The paper addresses the future status of education, with particular attention to microcomputer uses in special educaion. An analysis of public education in contemporary society suggests that in the near future children will be educated at home by their parents with the help of computers and telecommunication systems. The author cites economic reasons for the projected downfall of public education, discusses the practical value of computers in special education, and outlines an approach to maximizing benefits in terms of management and instruction. The conclusion of the paper describes the life of a family in the year 2100 and suggests the impact of changing lifestyles on home intervention for severely handicapped infants. Intervention might include use of an "electronic crib" to record data and provide stimulation. As the child grows, an extended "family" might provide assistance and support. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Montana Symposium on Early Education and the Exceptional Child (4th, Billings, MT, April 27-29, 1983); see EC 162 142.