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Title: Current Trends In Educational Publishing: A Personal View
Author(s): Follett, Robert J. R.
Subject(s): Publishers and publishing --United States
Abstract: Perhaps the most distinctive characteristic of our times is the rapid increase in the rate of change. In whatever field one cares to look, the pace of change is accelerating. This is certainly true of education. Because educational publishing serves education, the really important trends in educational publishing are the result of changes in education or in society's view of education. My thesis, stated briefly and straightforwardly, is that there are two major trends at work in American education. The first is a shift in society's view of education: once considered an expense, education is now seen as an -Investment. The second is a shift in the emphasis from teaching to learning. Education as investment. Education as learning. These two phrases embody the ideas I hope to clarify and embroider. It will quickly be seen that the most important trends in educational publishing are a consequence of these two trends in education.
Issue Date: 1967
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In K.L. Henderson (ed). 1967. Trends in American publishing; papers presented at an institute conducted by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science, November 5-8, 1967. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 60-74.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (14th : 1967)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1544
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1967.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-07-16
 

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