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ERIC Number: ED259674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Futures Research Data and General Education Reform. AIR 1985 Annual Forum Paper.
Alley, J. David
The usefulness of futures research data to reform the general education curriculum was assessed in 1984, using the Delphi method. Expert opinion was identified concerning changes in the general education curriculum that should be made in light of conclusions provided in "The Global 2000 Report" and "Megatrends." In addition to stating agreement/disagreement with these two reports, experts in American higher education were asked to specify changes in content, process, and outcomes of the general education curriculum. After four initial rounds of surveys, 18 experts provided their opinions about: the global crisis, the U.S. response, the U.S. in transition, the role of technology, new directions in citizenship, and the value of future planning. Experts indicated the types of knowledge, skills, and values that should be facilitated by the curriculum, and specified important patterns of the curriculum content (e.g., interdisciplinary understanding) and purposes of the content of the curriculum (e.g., problem-solving abilities). Process changes were also indicated concerning facilitating learning, student role, faculty role, and college role. In addition to four suggestions for additional research, five recommendations are offered concerning learning outcomes, instructional practices, and institutional change for general education. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A