Ciba Foundation Symposium 36 - The Future as an Academic by Ciba Foundation Symposium 36 (new series.

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Chapter 1 creation (pages 1–4): C. H. Waddington
Chapter 2 The Mark III Survey of University?Level Futures classes (pages 5–18): H. Wentworth Eldredge
Chapter three a school scan in Sweden (pages 19–34): Karl?Erik Eriksson and Anders Lundberg
Chapter four the longer term as a self-discipline and the way forward for the Disciplines (pages 35–51): Alexander King
Chapter five A Dragon or a Pussy Cat? perspectives of Human wisdom (pages 53–71): F. R. Jevons
Chapter 6 Social selection Prerequisite to academic swap, 1975–1985 (pages 73–87): Harold G. Shane
Chapter 7 From educational Hothouse to specialist Dugout: a median loose course (pages 89–106): John M. Francis
Chapter eight Sclerotic constructions and the way forward for educational association (pages 107–119): J. N. Black
Chapter nine Eclectics: components of a Transdisciplinary technique for Futures reports (pages 121–143): Kimon Valaskakis
Chapter 10 a few basic Philosophical, mental and highbrow Assumptions of Futures stories (pages 145–165): Yehezkel Dror
Chapter eleven Universities as Nerve Centres of Society (pages 167–189): John Platt
Chapter 12 styles of schooling for the long run (pages 191–216): Sir Walter Perry
Chapter thirteen Concluding feedback (pages 217–220): C. H. Waddington

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1973) Departments and disciplines: stasis and change. Science (Wash. ) 182,895-898 G. E. WOLSTENHOLME and MAEVE O'CONNOR 0 Copyifh: 1975 C i h Founddon The future as a discipline and the future of the disciplines ALEXANDER KING InternationalFederation of Institutes of Advanced Study, Paris Abstract With the approach of the end of the millennium there has been a recent proliferation of studies of the future. This has been stimulated by the present rapid rate of change-political, economic, social and technological-which necessitates a prospective approach to policy planning.

It is quite true that problems of the ‘real world’ require an interdisciplinary approach. But my very point is that many university scientists have become so specialized that they are almost inaccessible to a non-expert. It is our hope that interdisciplinary contacts within the university will bring about a changed situation, making us more ready to apply our knowledge to society at large. I believe this is vital at a time when man’s future is at stake. Dror: I have no doubt about the importance of the work of the Centre, but isn’t its usefulness going to be partly a question of critical mass, in the sense that if really solid suggestions are to be provided on complex matters, a group of people working on a full-time basis will be needed?

Some ten members of the Centre have contributed to hearings arranged by the government’s Energy Council, which has the Prime Minister as its chairman. To keep members informed about the various internal and external activities of the Centre a monthly bulletin is issued. Besides announcing forthcoming events it also includes progress reports from study groups, travel reports, bibliographical notes and sometimes short papers on topics of common interest. It is possible for people outside the Centre to subscribe to the bulletin and the number of such subscribers is rising.

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