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Future-Planning as a Means of Shaping Educational Change

by Harold G. Shane - 1971

It is the purpose of this particular chapter to present and to explore the idea that it is both possible and desirable to create a methodology for educational change and improvement. In other words, it is hypothesized that the present status of curriculum development can be made appreciably more significant through future-planning. The term "future-planning" as used hereafter refers to a reasoned approach to the study of the many possible alternate educational futures which could lie ahead, subsequent selection of those which seem most promising, and then engaging in a deliberate attempt to create those particular educational tomorrows which are deemed most likely to serve learners of all ages.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 70, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 72 Number 5, 1971, p. 185-218
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19528, Date Accessed: 10/26/2021 6:06:16 PM

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  • Harold Shane
    Indiana University
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    HAROLD G. SHANE is a University Professor of Education at Indiana University, Bloomington.
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