ERIC Number: ED377206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Infusing Critical Thinking into a Culture.
Parker, Lawrence A.
Every person can and should be instructed in critical thinking to the limits of his or her abilities and capabilities. No one strategy will fit all individuals at all levels, but strategies can be developed, directed by a single goal, that will be adaptable enough to respond to changing cultural conditions and educational necessities. Infusing critical skills should begin as early as possible in the educational and developmental process and should continue throughout the individual's school and adult life. Texts for students presently in secondary school and college can be modified once all students have had critical thinking skills instruction in elementary schools, so that more complex concepts and approaches can be introduced. Continuing education for adults should be supplemented by support for the changes many adults will need to make in their thinking habits. Because today's schools are not equipped to provide training in critical thinking, centers should be set up to conduct the training programs, workshops, and seminars for adults. Such a place could also be a networking center for information on critical thinking issues. The Ohio Center for Critical Thinking Instruction, incorporated in January 1994, will be a prototype center for critical thinking instruction. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio Center for Critical Thinking Instruction, Inc., Akron.
Note: Supporting paper for conference session, Strategies for Implementing Critical Thinking, NCECT, Critical Thinking and Educational Reform Conference (Rohnert Park, CA, July 31-August 3, 1994).