ERIC Number: ED309562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
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Preparing for the Future: Facing Change and Conflict.
Lober, Irene M.; Norton, Marcia M.
It is the theme of this paper that educators must effect the restructuring and reforms necessary to adapt their school systems to current technological and social conditions. The report states that educators must examine the current structure of the schools with a view toward streamlining and moving the decision-making process closer to where the action takes place: the local school and the classroom. The study recommends that changes in the nation's school system to face the future should include implementing early intervention programs, allowing access to pre-elementary school programs for all children regardless of their socioeconomic background; periodic systematic reviews of school curriculum and relevant updates; and the utilization of modern educational technologies. The study suggests that while change and conflict are inevitable, adaptability and change are essential for the survival of today's successful school organization. (KM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Educational Leadership (Cologne, Germany, June 1989).