Anticipated changes in the population as we approach the 21st. century have many implication for postsecondary educational offerings. To improve our education system, the broad academic goals such educational programs should address include:
1- all students should become proficient in both the written and spoken word.
2- all students should learn about today's interdependent world, and the rich, diversified heritage it contains.
3- within the specialized postsecondary institutions offering technical training; e.g., community/junior colleges, technical schools, all students should receive quality (i.e., first rate) technical program instruction designed to prepare them for employment in the Information Age.
4- on-going short-term educational courses for adults, to encourage life-time learning. These should help prepare students to meet their social, civic, and career obligations.
In addition - four questions must be carefully answered in developing any curriculum and plan of instruction to achieve the above-noted four broad academic goals. These questions are:
"1- what education purposes should the school seek to attain?
2- what educational experiences can be provided that are likely to attain these purposes?
3- how can these educational experiences be effectively organized? …