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ERIC Number: EJ942561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1540-9392
Predictions for the Future of American Public Education: Voices from Classrooms and Communities
Ausburn, Lynna J.; Ellis, Andrea M.; Washburn, Earlene
Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, v5 n1 p20-38 Spr 2011
This study used descriptive statistics, rating and ranking procedures, and factor analysis to describe the predictions of 447 educators and members of the general public about 13 concepts that would influence the future of American public education. The 13 items formed four broad factors that were predicted to influence the future of education in the following order: (1) general educational requirements, (2) serving learning needs, (3) meeting ethical responsibilities, and (4) maintaining fiscal accountability and competitiveness. All individual items and factors were perceived to be moderately to strongly influential on the future of educational practice. Predictions of the influence of the factors were similar across demographic groups and between educators and the public. The study created a picture of 21st-century education as an effort to find fiscal resources to maintain relevant emerging technologies and to make them effectively and universally available to all learners in ways that address their individual needs. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma