ERIC Number: ED355847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan-30
Curriculum Directions for the Next Millennium.
Hashway, Robert M.; And Others
This paper reviews and uses current research to present guidelines for curriculum development and delivery. The presenters demonstrate why manipulatives, laboratories and other "hands on" approaches are not appropriate introductory learning tools for adults. They argue that laboratory and similar strategies are the tools of an industrial-business-education complex which has technologically modified the concept of an education and subjugated the people of the United States by conditioning them to believe that acquiring a vocational skill is the purpose of education. The authors contend that the concept of education was modified to divert the costs of employee training to the public sector and to prepare technological drones for particular industries. The purpose of this paper is to stimulate discussion concerning the role of education in the future and encourage educators to take an assertive and aggressive role to shape a direction that serves the broad societal needs while supporting, not supplanting, the obligation of the private sector to train employees. Contains approximately 375 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Structures, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems, Educational Planning, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Leadership, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Theories, Vocational Education
Editor, Educational Research Quarterly, Adams Hall 105, Grambling State University, Grambling, LA 71245.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Grambling State Univ., LA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Funded by the Educational Research Quarterly.