Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 26, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Tuesday, May 56, 1970 THE LITHMIDCI HERALD IX To Predict Alberta Trends, Needs Most Comprehensive Education Study Begins By GLENN1S ZILM EDMONTON (CP) What will education be like in the year 2000? Nobody knows for sure, bul an Alberta commission will spend the next couple of years trying to find out. It hopes to predict some of the changes that will take place in the next three decades and what role educational institutions will play. The commission on educa- tional planning is undertaking one of the most ambitious studies ever done in Canada, said Dr. Walter Worth, chair- man of (be commission. And it has just started one of its most important phases: pub- lic hearings. Hearings are being held throughout the province and will continue until the middle of June. But public hearings are only one part of the work of the eight-man commission. It also is reviewing major education studies, planning some of its Calendar la.ppeiun.yi The regular monthly meeting. of the Ladies Auxiliary to th Koyal Canadian Legion will b held Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Hall. All members are urged to attend. The executive of Southmins ter UCW will meet in the church lounge, Thursday, at 2 p.m. Golden Acres 6i.li annual tea bazaar and bake safe will be held Wednesday from the Golden Acres Lodge. Pub. EC is invited to attend. Xi Iota Chapter Beta Sigma Phi will meet at the home a Mrs. Keith Erdmaun 1016 19 St. S. at p.m. Co-hostess is Mrs. D. Attweil. Fast Matrons of Maple Lea: Chapter No. 7 OES will meet Wednesday at p.m. at the none of Mrs. T. Morris 2618 8 Ave. S. Co-hostesses are Mrs E. Forster and Mrs. A. Dominion Hebekah1 Lodge will hold its regular' meeting, Thurs- day 8 p.m. in the IOOF HaiL President of the Rebekah As- sembly of Alberta will be mak- ing her official visit. A banquet wfil be held at p.m. A good attendance is requested. Visiting Rebekahs welcome. Celebrating Canada Week, Sir Alexander Gait Chapter of IODE will hold a garden cof- fee party and pantry sale, Fri- day from to a.m., in the home of Mrs. W. E. Mun- deU, 634 IS St S. to case of indisment weather the event wfil be held indoors. Everyone welcome. Kappa Chapter, Beta Sigma PW, will bold its end-of-the- year party, Tuesday in the home of Charlene Forrest, 1923 19 Ave. S. at p.m. Mrs. M. Andres, Mrs. N. Hall, W. Kelly and Mrs. H. Mat- teoti who are progressing to Exemplar, will be honored. The outgoing executive is hostess for the evening. own and setting up commit- tecs to look at specific ques- tions on Alberta's .social and economic development. COVEK WHOLE BANGS "We're dealing with the whole range of said Dr. Worth. "We're going much farther than the Hall- Dennis study on education done in Ontario in 1968. "We're looking not only at the kindergarten-through- Grade 12 system, but also at the post-secondary system, continuing education and all aspects of technical and voca- tional education." The commission is really looking at education for (hi future. Its terms of reference call for it to predict the social and economic trends in Al- berta and the needs of .the cit- izens. It also is asked to make recommendations on the total educational organization and on its financing. "It is a real Job to try to predict what is going to hap- pen and trying to distinguish between what's likely to hap- pen and what people hope will said the 44-year-old commissioner. "The Human Resources Re- search Council is acting as our major research arm. It is looking after the studies." LOOK TO FUTURE Some of these are predic- tions of what the province is going to be like in the future. 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Others will suggest how automation and technol- ogy will affect education pat- terns in the future. "Some of the people who are working on the task force on lifelong education are pre- pared now to advance the ar- gument that the big wave of t he expensive be in the area of adult education, of education even for senior citizens. "Automation will render some present skills and com- petencies obsolete. We may have to re-think our whole ed- ucation-work cycle. Perhaps the days will soon be over when you think of getting edu- cated and thten going out to work. You may have to be ed- ucated and1 re-educated sev- eral times in your life." The present system of adult education needs to be exam- ined, the former university professor said. "So far the adult student has sort of tied on to the exist- ing system. We've generally tried to educate him using the methods that have been devel- oped for children and youth', even in facilities developed for children and youth." NEED NEW THINKING But, he adds, "we haven't treated him as a separate ent- iiy with. unique needs and unique requirements." "We've got to learn how to best help adults and the kinds of facilities they require. This could be one of the areas where we are going to have to come up with creative new thinking." Another area that will get searching study is the down- ward extension of the educa- tion system from Grade 1. Should all kindergartens and even day care centres come under departments of education? Should all small children have to attend these? "And assuming we find we need to supply some sort of day care e x p e r i e n c e for youngsters, how do you do this in rural as opposed to urban asked Dr. Worth. Commissioners will also look at the advantages and disadvantages of centraliza- tion. On one hand, a large centralized school is economi- cal and efficient and, can provide specialized subjects, Dr. Worth said. On the other hand, children may have to travel many miles by bus from their homes and many communities complain the system provides "frills" in education rather than meeting needs. KIDS ARE DEPRIVED "We can't make schools so locally oriented that they provide the kind of education that in fact deprives children of the ability to cope with the problems they will face. This could People in iso- lated communities could insist on a narrow program with emphasis on rural living, yet we know this kid probably isn't going to stay in that community, but take off for the big city." He suggested new ap- proaches: "It might not in- volve bringing the child to ed- ucation as1 we do it now, but in taking the education sys- tem to him. You might prov- ide short-term, intensive resi- dential study classes in trail- ers moving around the prov- ince. Or you can use technol- ogy, such as telephones and television or various things of this sort, to take education to the student." But he also said schools need to be more responsive to the local community needs as well. For example, Indian school boards may want to see the local Indian language taught. Dr. Worth doesn't want the commission to be bound by traditional approaches. He's prepared to look at any ideas or suggestions, no matter how improbable they may sound. TOPS Clubs To Meet June 13 Alberta No. 2 of Take Off 'ounds Sensibly Club wffl meet jaturday June 13 at p.m. n the Carrolina Room of the El tancho Convention Centre to ear speakers who attended be International Recognition lay in Houston, Texas early in "May. Giving reports will be Mrs. xtis Murphy and Mrs. Pat Green, b o t h of Calgary. About 300-400 TOPS members from 37 chapters in the southern area are expected to attend. Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: I see where a government analyst is compiling an unofficial report concluding what most men already women are to blame for. whatever ails men. Mr. Phon E. Hudkins (his REAL an attorney and economist in the Manpower Administration, says he has documented1 evidence that female domination causes schizo- phrenia, diabetes, paranoia, colds, headaches, suicide, alcohol- ism, homosexuality, cancer, arthritis, and sterility. Mr. Hud- kins has supporting material from psychiatrists, sociologists, lawyers and anthropologists. My husband read me the report right out of a newspaper and I was horrified to think that a government employee in good standing would put out such rubbish'. Do you know anything about this man? What do you think of his statements? Stunned' in Stamford DEAR STUNNED: The man is1 36, unmarried and he earns a year. While some of his allegations contain a shred of validity, he goes off the deep end and drowns in un- charted waters. Homosexuality and alcoholism among males might well be caused by a domineering mother but when Mr. Hudkins starts blaming women for cancer, arthritis and diabetes, he's going too far. Moreover, for every woman who gives a man a headache, a cold, or worse, there's a man who has done the same to some women. I do not believe that one sex suffers more at the hands of the other. DEAR ANN LANDERS: Our only child is a bright, beauti- ful little girl, two years of age. Joyce has wonderful manners. My husband and I treat her like an adult which is why she is so precocious. When we entertain guests we always seat her at the table. She stays up until she asks to go to bed. When we go visiting we take Joyce with us. She is toilet trained and eats everything. Nobody has ever fact, people seem to enjoy having her around. Yesterday a friend said something that upset me terribly. She invited us to dinner next week and added, "Please don't bring Joyce." I was dumbfounded when she blurted out, "I've heard a lot of criticism because you drag that child every- where." I am hurt and don't know what to think of her remark. Why would a woman be so spiteful? Monterey, Calif. DEAR MONTEREY: I don't believe the woman was spite- ful. I think she was telling you something you needed to hear. Parents do their young children no favor when they take them everywhere. A two-year-old does not belong everywhere. If you wish to seat Joyce at your dinner table when guests are present, fine but you should not impose her on others. Consider the woman's comment an art of friendship and learn from it. WIDEST SELECTION OF WIGS IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA NEW EASY CARE WIGS 24.95 29.95 39.95 "Pint with Wini In Southtrn Alberta" NURSES THERE'S A CHALLENGE FOR YOU IN CANADA'S NORTH Canada's Northern Residents Need Nursing Care Varied, Responsible end Satisfying Work Short-term end Career Appointments Salaries up to per annum Special Pay and Allowances Applicants should have experience and be eligible for Registration Preference will be given to thote with a Diploma in Public Health or experience in midwifery. If interested contact Public Service Commision of Canada, Room 300, Confederation Building, 10355 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta. Tel: Area Ext 298, quoting reference number 70-166-03 LOCAL INTERVIEWS COMMENCE JUNE IF MAI L STRIKE. TELEX OR TELEPHONE FOR AN APPOINTMENT.