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Windows on the Future
Education in the Age of Technology

First Edition

Foreword by David D. Thornburg


September 2000 | 160 pages | Corwin

"I would like to see this book become required reading for every teacher or administrator before they break for the summer. Its simplified descriptions make it easily understood by non-technical people. I will make sure that all of my classes read it!"
—Shirley Campbell
Director, Computer and Curriculum Inquiry Center
University of Pittsburgh, PA

"McCain and Jukes build a case that the Information Age has not yet peaked and awaken us to the challenge of the dramatic technological changes we will surely see within our life time."
—Frank Buck, Principal, Graham School
Talladega, AL

"Windows on the Future summarizes key developments and concepts making them readily understandable. Though I've been a member of the World Future Society and an avid reader of books for over 30 years, I am not aware of any other publication like this for practicing educators. This would be very valuable for professional development study groups."
—Karen L. Tichy, Associate Superintendent for Instruction
Catholic Education Office
St. Louis, MO

Get prepared to help your students move into the technological future!

The world as we knew it ten years ago no longer exists. Ten years from now, today's world will have recreated itself many times over. Windows on the Future shows educators how to help students cultivate the attitudes and skills necessary to leverage this monumental change for their benefit.

Windows on the Future was designed to help the educator cope with changes created by technology and embrace a new mindset necessary to access the burgeoning technological advances. The goal is to keep schools and students relevant in the 21st Century, and McCain and Jukes offer new paradigms and frameworks to accomplish that.

Critical issues explored include:

  • Key trends for the new millennium
  • The power of paradigm
  • Education in the future
  • New skills for students
  • New roles for educators
  • The need for vision

David D. Thornburg, Ph.D.
Foreword
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
1. Window 1: The Power of Paradigm
 
2. Window 2: Mounting Paradigm Pressure
 
3. Window 3: Assessing Your Paradigm
 
4. Window 4: The Technology of Change
 
5. Window 5: Moore's Law
 
6. Window 6: Looking at the Road Ahead
 
7. Window 7: It's Time for Education to Catch Up
 
8. Window 8: Education in the Future
 
9. Window 9: New Skills for Students
 
10. Window 10: New Roles for Educators
 
11. Window 11: The Need for Vision
 
Recommended Readings
 
References
 
Index

"This is the best synthesis of reading strategies that I’ve seen!"

Jeanelle Bland
Professor of Education, Eastern Connecticut State University

"McCain and Jukes present their assertions in plain language and gear their volume toward all readers, regardless of their experience of comfort with technology, who work in the educational technology field." 

M Mohammed
Salisbury State University

"The authors help dispel teachers’ fear of technology, and they encourage those who already have the desire to teach to begin exploring new ways to make their special field compelling and vibrant to members of a younger generation. This is a book designed to inspire and encourage teachers who have put off facing the new demands and opportunities of the computer age." 

Lane Jenning
The Futurist

"I would like to see this book become required reading for every teacher or administrator before they break for the summer. Its simplified descriptions make it easily understood by non-technical people. I will make sure that all of my classes read it!"

Shirley Campbell, Director, Computer and Curriculum Inquiry Center
University of Pittsburgh, PA

"McCain and Jukes build a case that the Information Age has not yet peaked and awaken us to the challenge of the dramatic technological changes we will surely see within our life time."

Frank Buck, Principal, Graham School
Talladega, AL

"Windows on the Future summarizes key developments and concepts making them readily understandable. Though I’ve been a member of the World Future Society and an avid reader of books for over 30 years, I am not aware of any other publication like this for practicing educators. This would be very valuable for professional development study groups."

Karen L. Tichy, Associate Superintendent for Instruction
Catholic Education Office, St. Louis, MO

"[The authors] present their assertions in plain language and gear their volume toward all readers, regardless with their experience or comfort with technology…" 

CHOICE Magaine
Vol. 39, No. 2, October 2001

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