ERIC Number: ED344275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
A Vision of a Preferred Curriculum for the 21st Century: Action Research in School Administration.
Wilson, Carol, Ed.; And Others
A 3-year collaborative research project to develop a curriculum designed to meet the needs of learners for the 21st century is based upon a Delphi survey of approximately 150 national business, government, and educational leaders. They were asked to respond to questions in five key environmental areas. The study of demographic, economic, political, technological, and social trends has produced five major themes upon which k-12 curriculum can be designed. These themes include change and adaptability, global interdependence and cultural diversity, quality of life, technology, and self-actualization. Outcomes are included in order to suggest an appropriate curriculum restructuring framework and design. Chapter 1 gives the introduction, methodology, assumptions, limitations, and curricular themes of the study. Chapter 2 gives a review of the literature, the major environmental trends, demographics, values, economics, and technological changes. Chapter 3 elaborates on the research and methodology, identifies the top 10 trends for education for the year 2000, and a gives a sample Delphi flow chart. Chapter 4 elaborates on each of the five major themes, and chapter 5 presents a brief concluding statement. Appended are five Delphi survey questionnaires. (42 references) (RR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oakland Univ., Rochester, MI. School of Education and Human Services.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (46th, San Francisco, CA, March 16-19, 1991).