Do you feel fearful about new technologies and overwhelmed by the pace of change all around us in society? You’re not alone. In 1980, futurist Alvin Toffler wrote the following statements in the introduction to his chapter, “The Mental Maelstrom” in his landmark book, “The Third Wave.”
Never before have so many people in so many countries— even educated and supposedly sophisticated people— been so intellectually helpless, drowning, as it were, in a maelstrom of conflicting, confusing, and cacophonous ideas. Colliding visions rock our mental universe.
That was 1980. This is 2013.
Toffler was and is a prophet of our times.
How is the curriculum at your school changing to reflect our dynamic (and yes, revolutionary) times?
 Toffler, Alvin. The Third Wave. Bantam, 1980. p. 289.
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