ERIC Number: ED318129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Top Ten Educational Issues Facing Society in 1990.
Banach, William J.
Today's top 10 educational issues are: (1) children held in low esteem; (2) changing work force demographics requiring a new vision of training and hiring objectives; (3) a corner-cutting ethic promoting mediocrity; (4) the development of ethnic "beachheads" which impede the assimilation of immigrants into American society; (5) leadership guided by public opinion polls; (6) the prevalence of competitions and contests in schools; (7) reliance on "rubber" yardsticks in place of national education standards; (8) continued erosion of federal support accompanied by lack of financial equity in the schools; (9) preoccupied parents who spend little time with their children; and (10) a geometrically expanding information base requiring multimedia approaches transcending the printed word. A great deal of cooperative energy will have to be expended to convert these challenges into opportunities for improvement. (MLH)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Competition, Demography, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Public Opinion
Publications, Institute for Future Studies, Macomb Community College, 14500 Twelve Mile Road, Warren, MI 48093-3896 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Macomb Community Coll., Warren, MI. Inst. for Future Studies.