A New Century in Retrospect and Prospect

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University Press of America, 2000 - Business & Economics - 218 pages
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What changes and challenges does the New Millennium hold for society? In an inter-disciplinary study of educational systems, technology, government, and the workplace, A New Century in Retrospect and Prospect evaluates how future changes will affect nearly every aspect of our society and discusses the changes society will have to make to meet these challenges.
 

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Contents

A New Century in Retrospect and Prospect
1
The Future as History
5
Future Scenarios
9
Communications
10
Household Size
11
Aging
12
Business and the Economy
13
Transportation
14
Public and Private Schools
101
Reinventing and Creating More Responsive Efficient Government
107
Global InterdependenceMulticulturalism
109
Multiculturalism
117
Health Care for the 21st Century
121
Search for Civility
125
Some Reflections on Ethics and the Future
127
The Future
129

Technology
17
Digital Epochs
25
Political Leaders View the Future
27
Tomorrows Child
31
Liberalism and Conservatism
33
Polarization in Society
37
Disenchanted Electorate
40
Litigation
43
Privacy in an Information Age
47
Sexual Harassment
48
Economic Power Elites
57
Have and Have Not Populations
61
Future Workplaces
65
Emerging Higher Education Delivery Systems
81
Public and Private Education
87
Charter SchoolsSchool Choice
90
Overview of Charter Schools
93
Charter SchoolsLitigation
94
Charter School Positives
95
Charter Schools Ideally
96
School District Response to Charter Schools
97
References
131
Some Reflections on Media and the Future
143
Electronic Books
145
Privacy and Media Images
147
Media Scandals
149
Journalistic Credibility
151
The Many Faces of the Media
155
Information Censorship
161
Terrorism
163
Clinton
167
Films and Perceptions of History
175
Technological Addiction
177
Media and Demagoguery
181
The Future
185
References
193
ConclusionThe Future
199
References
213
Definitions
215
Index
217
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James J. Van Patten is Adjunct Professor of Teacher Education, Florida Atlantic University.

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