ERIC Number: ED334161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
The Teachers' Vision of the Future of Education: A Challenge to the Nation.
IMPACT II--The Teachers Network, New York, NY.
A yearlong project called "Inventing the Future of Teaching" culminated in a summer institute which brought together 50 teachers from all levels of education and experience to explore future options in education. This document is the product of that institute. The challenge issued by the participants calls for quality education for all learners, including provision of the financial and political support that will guarantee equal opportunities for all communities. Some key points of the document are: (1) schools in the future (more than 20 but less than 100 years from now) will be campus-style learning centers whose goal will be to educate life-long learners and teachers; (2) with the help of community mentors, students will carry on significant investigative work; (3) student work will be assessed by the community of learners based on the student's mastery of specific skills necessary to taking one's place in the world; (4) businesses will offer classes, accept interns, endow laboratories, allow in-school time for parent-employees, and provide day care for the children in their community; (5) professional teachers will have knowledge of child development, learning theory, teaching modalities, and curriculum development; (6) teacher training schools will be located within the public school setting, and allow for collaboration among new teachers, experienced teachers, and research-oriented professors; and (7) planning and decision making will be school based and involve teachers. This booklet elaborates on these and other points and includes letters of commendation from leaders in the education community. (AMH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Instruction, Prediction, Public School Teachers, Relevance (Education), School Community Relationship, School Organization, Student Participation, Teacher Role, Teaching (Occupation), Workshops
IMPACT II, P.O. Box 577, Canal Street Station, New York, NY 10013-0577 ($3.50 for mailing and handling costs).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Foundation.
Authoring Institution: IMPACT II--The Teachers Network, New York, NY.