Planning for Higher Education Journal

The Growing Strength of Future Studies

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From Volume 26 Number 4 | Summer 1998
By James Morrison

Book review of Foundations of Futures Studies: Human Science for a New Era, by Wendell Bell. Two volumes. Transaction Publishers, 1997. Volume 1: 365 pages, ISBN 1-56000-271-9. Volume 2: 371 pages, ISBN 1-5000-281-6. Pull quotes: "By imagining and forecasting possible futures for higher education, we tend to be freer to discover important possibilities and prepare for strategic actions." "Among the paradigmatic shifts in thought and research in the past several decades has been the elevation of concern about the future to a position approaching equality with concern about the past."

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