The evolution of futures in school education

Gidley, J and Hampson, G 2005, 'The evolution of futures in school education', Futures: The Journal of Policy, Planning and Futures Studies, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 255-271.

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Title The evolution of futures in school education
Author(s) Gidley, J
Hampson, G
Year 2005
Journal name Futures: The Journal of Policy, Planning and Futures Studies
Volume number 37
Issue number 4
Start page 255
End page 271
Total pages 17
Publisher Pergamon
Abstract School education seems to be mostly stuck in an outdated industrial era worldview, unable to sufficiently address the significance and increasing rapidity of changes to humanity that are upon us. An integrated forward-looking view should, now more than ever, be of central importance in how we educate. Yet there is little sign that - unlike corporations - school systems are recognising the true value of futures studies. A brief history of futures in school education shows the significant role played by the World Futures Studies Federation in its evolution to date. The article also introduces integral analysis as a way of opening up new possibilities to help school education develop due foresight and to more fully realise its potential as a prime facilitator in individual and cultural evolution.
Subject Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
History and Philosophy of Education
Sociology of Education
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.futures.2004.07.005
Copyright notice © 2004 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN 0016-3287
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