The present crisis in education shows that attempts to meet the demand by linear expansion are financially illusory and pedagogically outdated. In the years to come the human and material resources available to education will have to be redistributed in accordance with new, more productive pedagogical patterns: better utilization of existing installations, improved learning processes enabling the period of study to be reduced, changes in the teacher-pupil ratio, etc. From this springs the question we are dealing with here : does there already exist a set of new communication and organization techniques which would make it possible for the functioning of education to be rationalized and optimized at the level of individual learning, at the level of the group (class) or the institution (school), or even at the national level?

Henri Dieuzeide

Dieuzeide, H. (1970). Unesco and new techniques in education. Prospects in Education, 1(3), 5–8.