ERIC Number: ED305720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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The Next Step: Preparing Students for a Changing Society.
Erickson, John W.
OSSC Report, v29 n2 p1-7 Win 1989
This article by the superintendent of the Lincoln County (Oregon) School District focuses on preparing the nation's children for the future. All students need to be prepared to deal with four aspects of their adult lives: employment, education, family, and self-fulfillment. Students must be educated and prepared to participate fully in a changing society where information processing and decision-making will be valued. An aging society, a wave of immigrants, and the heavy tax burden associated with needed social services will influence the decisions people make about their families. In a society where robots and electronic systems operate, people will enjoy an increasing amount of time that will not be associated with a work schedule. Students will have to learn time management and self-fulfillment skills. Recommendations for schools are offered with consideration of the above four aspects of life. (SI)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), School Demography
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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