ERIC Number: ED257494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Technological Change & Educational Reform.
Hunter, John O.
This paper discusses technological change and its impact upon society and the educational system. Part I discusses the role of advanced and advancing technologies such as microelectronics and the impact they have had in society and their potential for increasing productivity and economic competitiveness. The section goes on to highlight some of the social costs and benefits of the advances in high technology fields. Part II describes dangers involved in developing appropriate technology, particularly the tendencies towards elitism and the fear of technological change. In addition, this section discusses ways of coping with change, the effects of technological advancements on the quality of life, and some of the educational reform strategies designed to cope with technological change including linking up with other institutions and developing better cooperation with business and industry. Part III outlines some of the strategies and goals that the College of Lake County has developed to confront the issue of technological change, focusing on the areas of information skills, liberal arts and sciences, advanced technology, computer competency, enrollments management, economic development, contractual programs, and inter-institutional cooperation. Finally, this section discusses major issues of student needs with respect to access, appropriate standards, and the development of a meaningful curriculum. (HB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Reprint of a series of three articles published in "News Sun," May 30-31, June 1, 1985.