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Futurist, 1983
Four of Herman Kahn's co-workers and friends remember him as a calm optimist who believed that there are solutions to every problem. Particular attention is given to clarifying his ideas about thermonuclear war. (IS)
Descriptors: Biographies, Creative Thinking, Decision Making, Disarmament
Kahn, Herman – American School Board Journal, 1983
Futurist Herman Kahn says schools are giving students an unnecessarily grim picture of the future in terms of resource availability, economic improvement, and population growth. He describes his Hudson Institute's "Visions of the Future" program, which aims to provide more up-to-date data and forecasts on future developments. (Author/RW)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Economic Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society)
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Howard, Jeanne – Journal of Environmental Education, 1981
Compares and discusses implications of future scenarios proposed by Herman Kahn and the Hudson River Institute and by the Club of Rome. Includes a decision-tree exercise appropriate for the classroom which involves five different future scenarios. (DC)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Decision Making, Depleted Resources, Development
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Grant, Lindsey – Futurist, 1983
Julian Simon and Herman Kahn argue that population growth is good, not bad; they ignore or dismiss critical environmental issues. Fallacies in their arguments about predicting the future from the past, climate change, population growth, air quality, resource expansion, the finite earth, and technological growth are examined. (SR)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Climate, Depleted Resources, Futures (of Society)
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Zeidler, Dana L.; Herman, Benjamin C.; Clough, Michael P.; Olson, Joanne K.; Kahn, Sami; Newton, Mark – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2016
This editorial examines significant deleterious issues that have emerged unchecked, and seemingly embraced unwittingly, by the greater science education community, the public at-large, and even segments of the international science education community. Their claims are grounded in three main cases that are distinct, yet intertwined with one…
Descriptors: Science Education History, Trend Analysis, Preservice Teacher Education, Engineering Education
Spekke, Andrew A., Ed. – 1975
This volume contains a selection of 43 papers submitted in advance to the World Future Society's Second General Assembly. Papers were selected for their general interest and relevance to the theme of the meeting--a look at the prospects for mankind during the final quarter of the 20th century. Authors include Roy Amara, Lester Brown, Jay W.…
Descriptors: Art, Ecology, Economic Change, Futures (of Society)
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. – 1970
The theme of the 1970 Invitational Conference on Testing Problems was "The Promise and Perils of Educational Information Systems." The following papers were presented: (1) "Longer Education: Thinner, Broader, or Higher" by Fritz Machlup; (2) "Testing: Americans' Comfortable Panacea" by Theodore R. Sizer; (3) "Social and Cultural Change and the…
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Educational Change, Information Dissemination, Information Needs
Nelson, Jack L. – 1984
A rationale for skeptical and controversial teaching about world economics is presented by maintaining that the nature of economics is controversial and that ideology and nationalism are dominant obstacles in economics education. Following an introduction, the first of six sections discusses major stereotypes and perceptions in economics. The next…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Bias, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Critical Thinking
Arms Control Association, Washington, DC. – 1984
Suitable for use with high school students, this booklet on arms control and national security provides background information, describes basic concepts, reviews recent history, and offers suggestions for further reading. The first section, on American attitudes toward national security and arms control, defines five types of limits on weapons…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Disarmament, High Schools
Newitt, Jane, Ed. – 1979
These essays deal explicitly with the future of the public schools and implicitly with the problem of making responsible predictions. Following an introduction by Herman Kahn, the first two essays deal with the social and social policy context of the schools. B. Bruce-Briggs contrasts alternative long-term and current cultural trends. Jane Newitt,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Bureaucracy, Citizen Participation
Hanvey, Robert – 1975
The issue of Intercom promotes an awareness of the world as a system that poses new possibilities and obligations for educators as well as policy makers. The first part includes interviews with and excerpts from the works of Denis Meadows, joint author of Limits to Growth; Mihajlo Mesarovic, co-author of Mankind at the Turning Point; Robert…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Food, Futures (of Society), Global Approach
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. – 1971
The conference theme was "The Promise and Perils of Educational Information Systems," defined as collections of test data on knowledges, skills, interests, and attitudes maintained for the purpose of educational decision making. Topics covered were: "Longer Education: Thinner, Broader, or Higher" (Fritz Machlup); "Testing:…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Bias, Blacks, Conferences
Grant, Lindsey – 1982
Futurism is currently divided between two bitterly struggling camps. "Cornucopians" tell of the wonderful future that technology will bring and reassure us that our problems are not serious. "Jeremiads" warn of impending doom if something is not done about the particular problem troubling the futurist. Jeremiads include environmentalists, some…
Descriptors: Energy, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Food
Murphy, Elaine M. – 1983
Six major reports have recently assessed the state of the world in terms of energy, food, population, natural resources, pollution, and economic development. These reports include: (1) "The Global 2000 Report to the President: Entering the Twenty-First Century"; (2) "Global Future: Time to Act"; (3) "World Conservation…
Descriptors: Ecology, Economic Development, Energy, Environmental Education
Hudson Inst., Croton-on-Hudson, NY. – 1968
The role of the Hudson Institute in the policy research center program was to build on and adapt current studies of the future for the purpose of assisting the Office of Education and its five pilot centers. Part 1 of this report comments briefly on some methodological and substantive issues that arose during the pilot phase and suggests how…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Demography, Economic Progress, Educational Planning
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