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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 16, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Albertans here's your Albertans by Ihe year 2000 will be older on Ihe average, have more leisure lime birlhs in Canada, a trend which is likely to continue. The birth rate (and marriage (he years ahead unlike that of today." The work elhic, and and some ot what are considered "hobbles" today could be redefined as teachers' more money to spend, continue lo decline, but definition of work, will will become more live in the city, have less end of this ccnlury in the next three and many of the upon an assessment o( vacy and more government be government the report their resources needed for based on process trols, on them and the number of more and more of their fellow 30 years exist loday, oriented criteria similar to will be beller a family (married or applied to mechanical They ,-iw- of them need some _used for Initial certiflea- They will also be likely lo may become individuals revision, says 'the report says. perience many more social traditional religions own Commission Report would apply lo all teach- sions, be more susceplible to lose adherents, the same time, K regardless of current cre- mental illness, drug abuse becoming even increase between mt; teacher train alcoholism and be constantly bombarded by so many than a recent Alberta study which showed 13 per today's "groups" rich, poor, French conditions of service are among the areas where salaries would thus be lied only to a basic sum, plus (and changing changes city dwellers wilh no old, red white, are recommended increases for three ing recent changes) that affiliation and a further Worth commission five years (but no further: will be unable to cope cent attending church of the needs would apply at alone should no long- their lives without new once a of life from nursery be and educational guides. This condilion, described by sociologist futurologist Alvin Toffler as "future shock" the report says, "an individualistic bias will characterize religious experience through such WILSON Herald Staff exert increasing legislative controls over Alberlans' person-al lives and freedoms. any level of university or college. Today, the report says, bonuses would also be paid to deserving teachers. University and college fac- quires vast changes hi Alberta's education system, according to Dr. Walter Worth, so that meditation, drugs and yoga." Further: "Although specific religious values and existing Albertans will have more enforcement agencies will be called upon to enforce these unpopular measures, the differentials are based primarily on the amount of qualifications a teacher lias. members would be particularly affected by another proposal: the entire concept of pl6 will be flblc to will be altered hours of leisure and becomo less and less perverse kind of merit the right to never bo Marriage customs of Ihe quest for less hours of by Uie existed in Alberta would Ire abolished. will change, says the meaning will intensify in some, work will many pressures of tenured facully are commission report, A Choice where values and preferred activity, will increase the amount Ihe report's proposals wood, the report says, Futures, which in turn will difficult to discern the same purpose as illness, particularly by 1980 such means unwanted or in- ter most social now does for certain inability to adapt differentials will individuals are kept Alberta already has the Ihe potenlia: for a the report to rapidly-changing f as all at the expense of needed est rates of divorce and revival will will become less values, legal controls and technological have equal (meaning system of "renewable appointments" should be substi- Higher education under to tne same pressures, crime rates, including juvenile delinquency will increase appreciably, and the potenlial lor massive social unrest will be of Grades 1 to 12 would still be required to acquire a bachelor of education degree and a licence to teach, providing all the security of tenure for a specified number of years. And long sabbatical leaves The ivory tower hierarchy feel this experience an interview, Dr. dangerous T also be abolished: "All p o s t-secondary education their first chance to said the U of L's A avoid giving often such leaves have which universities and "challenge approach" and drug Walter lifetime exposure to nothing more than students are considered lo Alberta Academy, a transfers, wherein also increase and iu tiiLuurage opportunity for a grand lour prestige and college and technical schools are considered second-rate at best, with dullards for students, must be abolished, says the Worth facility, would open all types of educalion to all Albertans, taking much of the pressure off the traditional could transfer conditionally in certain courses, is "the least defensible in existence." As to the back-door approach of college-university points out that Albertans already spend more on alcohol than the average Canadian. The rate of alcoholism in Alberta is at present the major reason to keep themselves up lo dale, permanent certification should be abolished. "Teaching certificates ought to be issued for a term (of) the world at the expense of the the report says. Teachers and post-secondary faculty would be eligible only for periodic short-term leaves Report on Educational Planning. This "non-fun clional" television and radio broadcasts, cablevision, correspondence, telephone and by a few colleges so that the college teaches "university" courses, Dr. admissions of male mental patients to mental institutions. Declining birth rates and school of certification for a furhfer term shuold be further education, on the same basis as persons in other occupations. must be rebuilt as a "fully federated system" during the next 20 years, wherein a student client would acquire unils of education from whichever type of institution offered what he needed. All courses would be transferable among university, college and vocational InstitU' tion. For at least the next 15 years, the report says, it will not be necessary lo build any new campuses, and "indeed, we may choose never to build it would provide personalized, long-distance education in the student's home. It would not grant degrees, but it would grant credits for transfer to any and all other Alberta education systems, The report suggests that while the current trend is toward declining student enrolments, particularly at universities, the worm will lurn in the next few years. However, more types of higher education systems should by then be "they're not only immoral, they're patently absurd." The existing system in which a universities commission oversees the province's university operations and a colleges commission oversees colleges "must be Dr. Worth said. While terms in the report are gentler, Dr. Worth said in an interview that the commissions system "gives carte blanche to a few educational professionals to call all the shots for longevity will increase the average age of Albertans in the next 30 years, and the population will double to more than three million. By 1970, Alberta's cities had 71 per cent of the province's population, with the highest rate of urban growth and population mobility In Canada. By 2005, more than 90 per cent of the people will live in cities 70 per cent of them in Calgary and Edmonton. Lethbridge's population school boards in small urban centre, such a s Lethbridge, should amalgamate with the larger public boards to improve their educational services, recommends the Worth Commission Report ou Educational Planning. This idea is already working in Halifax, N.S., where a single board of composed of predetermined numbers of public and separate trustees govern both school s y s t e report also stales that teachers should be eligible to seek election to school hoards. The "conflict of interest" problem that has so far, kept teachers from school board eligibility is "more illusory -than according to the Worth Commission report. "Removing this restriction would restore lo teachers the democratic rights accorded to all other of A down on By RUDY HAUGENEDER Herald Stalf Writer Are reprots on higher educalion worth their worth? Usually not, says Dr. Max Wyman, president of the University reports should not be an issue at lie said. "Our system o! education must change for no other reason than the future demands that this systen-. be different." He said educational systems will be slightly more if teachers were to normally been approp- The needs of the people, who must have education to function effectively into the next SO years and then in 2Ist Century society, require a common-sense, lifelong education system built for the people, not for an elitist clique. Thus, existing institutions can be expanded to the society of the future must have a universally adequate education, a new delivery system is necessary, particularly for learning beyond high school. The Alberta Academy and similar projects would greatly improve the existing system, but the Worth report says have absolutely no accountability to the public or to the students and faculty and other individuals Dr. Worth said. "They are Just another level of bureaucracy." He said the inslitutlons themselves should be given more autonomy, leaving any necessary co-ordination to the The value of all goods and services produced in Alberta (Gross Provincial Product) in 1970 was billion; by 2005 it will be S56.1 billion. Average incomes will quadruple, to about per person, but the disparity between rich and poor is likely to continue at its current hifih one administrative organization. "Within Alberta, this arrangement would be particularly appropriate for smaller urban centres where separate schools have difficulty providing a full range of educational the report says. "Moreover, the establishment of a few joint to school boards i might help narrow the gap tha now exists between teachers and trustees." The report points out that making teachers eligible for school hoard office does not necessarily mean they will ge to sit on the board: "They slil! have to pass the test of year 1972 will be known as the year of the report" he said. But each of the reports Dr. Wyman's speech to the Pacific North West conference on Higher Education was made on the same day as the Worth Commission Report on Educational Planning "begins wilh Ihe fundamental assumption that there is something for their limes, "and the fact that they evolve as the years go by is not evidence that the educational institutions of the past were ill-conceived, bakcward or subject to any one of the many criticisms that are being voiced today." "The develpnient of education should be left to educa- enrolment not enable Albertans to he said. There should be no for example, can the oft-heard charge direct contact wrong with the delivery of education they have the expert to provide for students to attend post-high school education in their home problem: "We like to think of our institutions of higher learning force overhead in our dual structure is partially responsible for the rising costs and trustees roust be assured.' This need could be met through regular all contain "the solution for rectification." In all Ihe reports to make the wise decisions that will make it a success." "Many students welcome and enjoy the opportunity to attend an institution away from available to Attendance is seen as easy for most and only slightly inconvenient for the John Boras, president of the Alberta Catholic School student representa lives and committees of trust year, "the solutions being suggested are quite different, and each solution points tew Students Finance Act may be an effective tool for alleviating RICHARD BURKE Herald Staff Writer The creation of regional are tiie three main stumbling blocks to effective planning in the area, Mr. as opposing any move to do away with small separate school provision for native representation on school board where there are large of education In quite different directions. "I am unwilling to it is inequitable in (lie long run. "While the cost of education is the same for many, differing salaries after graduation vary each individual's ability to rei pay a structures, responsible for co-ordinating economic planning and development, is one of the major recommendations of the provincial task force on urbanization and said. Coupled with local autonomy Is the competitive attitude between municipalities. "Co-operation does not occur until the point of degeneration has Indian students in rura school divisions and counties is also recommended in the re port. "These representatives shoulc have the same qualifications for election as any of Ihese propel 3d solutions until more evidence is provided to show that we in education should cry "me culpa" (I am at and the authors really have proven ttielr case for radical changes in the a t Mahoney, minister 0 1 s I a t e in the Trudeau administration, was incredulous at a suggestion in the Worth report on needs in education in Alberta that there will be no re- Alberta to Alberta's report on southern The provincial lax "Removal of the secondary education should take Dr Wyman for new universities, colleges or technical institutes plefe without inter-institutional co-o peration, which planning effecliveness, presented at the Oldman River Regional Planning methods of financial assistance to municipaliUes are largely responsible for 13 The Liberals could take eight of the 19 Alberta seats in is necessary, how ever, because Indian reserve are excluded from school is a to spend time, effort and money in an attempt to assess the praise or the next 15 years, "if ever." "I can't imagine with double the population in Alberta ex- FUR COAT on a-uuises iciKen, say at the Lethbridge Community College must be transferable to Uie University of L e t h bridge with no less of Thursday, looks lo Ihe administrative structures as a way of minimizing competition between municipalities within the region. John Kenward, southern the report states. One recommendation is for the province to review a proposal to distribute industrial revenues of Commons at the next federal election; Pat Mahoney, minister of state, predicted Thursday. The Liberals only hold and counlies." No move should be made in this direction until the native community asks for it, the re port tha development of our educational systems as they exist today. "Whether they are good or bad is not the major issue, at the turn of the century we won't need more he said in an interview here. He described the current de- TIME THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT of imported styles in committee co ordinator, told the commission the admin-islralive structure concept was an alternative to regional government, which "municipalities are reluctant to accept because of a possible infringement the commillee recommends the province provide local authorities with sufficient funds to assemble land in critical areas of development. Mr. Kenward suggested local politicians make decisions many now. The other seats are all held by the Progressive Conservatives. The economy, Prime Minister Trudeau's personal appeal and "in some areas, emotional issues like drugs and abortion" will be major issues in the Unless Candaians minimize their efforts to reduce university costs, academic staffs V? All took part in decision-making although the major decision-making powers were in the student population in higher education institutes as a temporary phenomenon. "These things tend to ebb and flow." SAND PBESCB1PTION i economic said the Liberal MP unionized Dr. Max hands of academic PHONE autonomy, the right tend to moderate South, elected in president of the GRAVEL to speculate in land and the basic free of planners." The politicians teel more the Trudeau of Alberta said instead of V CL FLEMING MOTORS ARE NOW HAVING OPERATION to act in the inlerests of the over-all economic benefits of a community than on the recommendations of planners, he said. "A council fears if it does not accommodate private secretary to past Fi-nance Minister Edgar Benson, said the storm crer federal tax reform has subsided and will not be a major issue at the society's quest to reduce costs, "the importance of highly qualifitd staff, libraries, and modem equipment have become sacrificial lambs lo be offered at the altar of the great god He said while the decision-making process in Canadian universities by the Ihrce grcms is more participatory than in the United States, the role Ihe university plays in TOLLESTRUP SAND AND GRAVEl ife Construction Co. ltd. !r PHONE Flemina Motor< w ik L iu other investors will Calgary corporate the rights of "is nothing more than 328-2702 inoc i MonK 'he'f monY customers for their patronage during who started his law may become w SALEM RinhT SerVKe with on OPERATION APPRECIATION SALE! R.ght now you can buy a brand new 1972 Fury at fantastic reductions! And Fleming, have only Fury slashed for OPERATION APPRECIATION is not understood by many people in the region. It is considered another firm Lelhbridge, said in rural areas, the man running for office will tend to be the most important consideration to alternative left to academic staff" through which they can prolect thsir Here is an example of the fantastic savings Stock No 2439 the report states. The committee recommends in Ihe cities, voters will align themselves more lie said. Society has about-faced PLYMOUTH FURY promotion campaign to emphasize the concept of "regional community and the benefits to be derived from candidate's party, and its leader. He predicted issues like capital punishment may brew up about universities, he told the Pacific North West Conference on Higher Education at the University of 2-DOOR growth and in some rural areas in no longer worries SAIE? Here ii J 360 V8, automatic, power steering and disc SAVE O fl brakes, heavy duty faatlery and suspension, radio and rear speaker. Many more extras, wH Tawny gold metallic with gold roof. J goals to be acliieved but has polarized to the point where only costs are considered." And governments have reacted by curtailing educational expenditures. While the growth of to purchase exqui-silo CHINAWA8E and CRYSTAL plus complete home furnishings such as chesterfields elc. Owner is going abroad. WHY. NOT VISIT THE AUCTION Recipe Plan Takes Off Ugly This unif carries an 18-Month or simple how quickly more graceful curves; carried 2nd Ave. SEE GORDON ClOSE, KEN LANCASTER, STU SHORTT, BUD lose pounds of unsightly fat right in your own home. pounds nnd inches of excess fat don't disappear on society's