ERIC Number: ED247205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Creating a Global Agenda: Assessments, Solutions, and Action Plans.
Didsbury, Howard F., Jr., Ed.
Designed for educational policymakers and researchers, this volume on global issues is divided into four sections. The four essays in the first section, "Reducing the Nuclear Peril," offer a brief documentary survey and then present practical suggestions and action plans to reduce the nuclear threat. The eight papers in the second section, "Elements of a Peaceful World," cover such topics as population and human needs, economic policies for the future, the role of private agriculture in less developed countries, a case study of Latin America, the U.S. Academy of Peace, and the World Federalist movement. The third section, "Responses to Technological Change," covers a wide variety of issues including capitalism in the Information Age, the future of the humanities, technological change and employment policy, lifestyle changes, and informatics-based mass education. The fourth section, "Early Warning Signals," contains two papers concerning computers and the future of privacy, and Orwell and the human prospect. The final section, "A Common Global Project," presents the essence of Senate Joint Resolution 236, relating to cooperative East-West ventures in space as an alternative to a space arms race. (LP)
Descriptors: Action Research, Computers, Developing Nations, Disarmament, Economics, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Humanities, Information Science, International Relations, Nuclear Technology, Nuclear Warfare, Peace, Policy Formation, Technological Advancement, World Affairs, World Problems
World Future Society, 4916 St. Elmo Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814-5089 ($14.50).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: World Future Society, Washington, DC.