ERIC Number: ED315894
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum for the New Millennium: Trends Shaping our Schools. Report of the 1987-1988 Study Committee, Fall 1988. A Position Paper.
Hay, LeRoy E., Ed.; Roberts, Arthur D., Ed.
Beginning in May 1987, a committee formed by the Connecticut Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development met regularly for over a year to identify and analyze the important trends in U.S. society that are projected to occur by the start of the 21st century. From the analysis, the committee selected and organized 10 trends that the members thought would most affect education in Connecticut and the nation; the trends are presented in this document. For each trend, a background summary and projections for its future are included. Additionally, the impact that each may have on the school curriculum and the curriculum delivery are discussed. Among the predicted trends are the following: (1) technology will become even more powerful, convenient, and complex; (2) the world will continue to become more globally interdependent; (3) U.S. society will continue to demand an even more convenient lifestyle, expecting all institutions to deliver their services with ease and speed; (4) alternatives to public education will continue to grow in popularity and to gain public support; and (5) a shortage of qualified teachers and administrators will necessitate alternative approaches to training, recruiting, and certifying professional educators. Additional sources for trend followup are provided. (KM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Nontraditional Education, Participative Decision Making, School Based Management, School Demography, Technological Advancement, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Southport.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut