Why do things always get harder before they get easier? Why is foresight useful? What are the real megatrends? What does foresight really cost? Who should support it? These and other questions form the backbone of this strongly argued and thoroughly referenced work from the highly experienced educational futurist Richard A. Slaughter of the Futures Study Centre in Melbourne, Australia.
About the Author:
RICHARD A. SLAUGHTER is director of the Futures Study Centre in Melbourne, Australia. Until recently, he was Lecturer in Futures and Social Policy and convenor of the Foresight Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia. His previous works include Futures Tools and Techniques (1987) and Recovering the Future (1989). He is also the coauthor, with Hedley Beare, of Education in the 21st Century (1993).