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The Next Generation: The Prospects Ahead For the Youth of Today


reviewed by Charles R. Keller - 1966

coverTitle: The Next Generation: The Prospects Ahead For the Youth of Today
Author(s): Donald Michael
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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This book, written for people who are planning youth development programs, should be read by all parents, teachers, young people—indeed by all citizens. Mr. Michael looks ahead twenty years and writes not a 1984 nor a Brave New World but a vibrant, challenging account of what the next two decades hold—not only for today's youth but for all of us. Cybernation and rationalism—we had better get used to these words—are basic facts of life today and will become even more so in the years ahead. Technological development, automation, and greater efficiency will lead to increased productivity. We will encounter a situation in which there will be too few skilled workers and too many unskilled ones. The result will be more leisure time for the group less well prepared to put it to good use. Larger numbers of people will be the subject to "organization and operation." Planners and decision-makers will play important... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 67 Number 6, 1966, p. 452-452
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2373, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 2:38:20 PM

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