ERIC Number: EJ775349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 0
Four Alternative Futures for Education in the United States: It's Our Choice
Sternberg, Robert J.
School Psychology Quarterly, v18 n4 p431-445 Win 2003
This article discusses four possible futures toward which educational systems might direct our society. The first is a future dominated by rote memorizers. The second is a future of critical thinkers. The third is a future of successfully intelligent thinkers. The fourth is a future of wise thinkers. Each future builds on the previous one. Which one should our schools aspire to?
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Role of Education, Educational Trends, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Environment, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Processes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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