ERIC Number: EJ534088
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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The Degathering of Society: Implications for Technology and Educators.
Martorella, Peter H.
NASSP Bulletin, v80 n582 p34-41 Oct 1996
Aided by developing technologies, society is moving from its traditional "gathering" pattern (collecting individuals for work, recreation, voting, medical care, and shopping) to a "degathering," decentralized pattern. Alternative schooling formats, such as home schooling, are a likely consequence. Educators who fail to restructure their institutions (via emerging interactive technologies) will only increase their irrelevancy. (MLH)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Decentralization, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Home Schooling, Interactive Video, Internet, Middle Class Culture, Relevance (Education), Social Change, Technological Advancement, Technology Integration
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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