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ERIC Number: ED288850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov-24
Pages: 19
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Teaching in the Future Tense.
Hubbard, Russ S.
"Teaching in the Future Tense" is an approach to education which develops student initiative and responsibility, the ability to work cooperatively, experience in democratic decision-making, and the ability to envision and work toward alternative futures. It is firmly based on the "experimentalist" philosophy of education, as distinct from the mainstream "essentialist" philosophy. The paper describes how a small group of elementary, secondary, and post-secondary educators and interested citizens in Spokane, Washington have worked together over the past two years to create a vision of what the future of education in their community could be. It contrasts their philosophical beliefs with more traditional approaches to schooling, provides vignettes of their classroom work, and describes the kinds of in-service work they have identified for learning how to "teach in the future tense." (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (12th, San Diego, CA, November 20-24, 1987).