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ERIC Number: ED011366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 27
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Reference Count: 0
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TEACHING AND RESEARCH, THEIR INFLUENCE ON SOCIAL CHANGE.
BEBOUT, JOHN E.
THE AUTHOR EXAMINES THE INFLUENCE OF TEACHING AND RESEARCH, PRIMARILY THE WORK OF THE UNIVERSITY, ON SOCIAL CHANGE. HE STATES THAT TEACHING AND RESEARCH ARE THE FOREMOST GENERATORS OF SOCIAL CHANGE, THUS THE SUCCESS WITH WHICH WE COPE WITH PRESENT AND FUTURE PROBLEMS DEPENDS ON THE UNIVERSITY. THE UNIVERSITY IS IN A UNIQUE POSITION OF RELATIVE INDEPENDENCE AND FREEDOM, AND MUST MAINTAIN THIS INSTITUTIONAL INTEGRITY TO HAVE THE NEEDED EFFECT. THE UNIVERSITY'S INFLUENCE MUST BE MAINLY A HUMANIZING ONE, THE UNIVERSITY MUST ASSESS SOCIETY'S NEEDS AND RESPOND TO THEM BY PROVIDING HUMANE DIRECTION TO SOCIAL CHANGE, IT MUST STRESS PLANNING, AND TRY TO FORESEE THE EFFECTS OF CHANGE. THUS IT MUST EMPHASIZE TEACHING, PARTICULARLY THE TRAINING OF TEACHERS, GIVE MORE ATTENTION TO INTEGRATING AND COMMUNICATING RESEARCH, STRESS THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, AND PURSUE SCIENTIFIC STUDIES WITHIN A SET OF VALUES AND RESEARCH WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF POLICY. THE COMPLETE DOCUMENT, "POLITICAL BACKGROUND OF ADULT EDUCATION, THE UNIVERSITY OF URBAN SOCIETY," IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LIBERAL EDUCATION OF ADULTS AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY, 138 MOUNTFORT ST., BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS 01246, FOR $1.25. (EB)
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Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, Brookline, MA.
Identifiers: Massachusetts (Boston)