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ERIC Number: ED013482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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VIEWPOINTS FOR THE STUDY OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
STOKE, HAROLD W.
HIGHER EDUCATION MUST BE VIEWED IN TERMS OF ECONOMICS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, AND PSYCHOLOGY. THE TYPES OF QUESTIONS WHICH SOCIAL SCIENTISTS USUALLY ASK ABOUT ORGANIZATIONS AND AGENCIES IN INDUSTRY, BUSINESS, AND OTHER SETTINGS ARE RAISED ABOUT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. STUDENT AND ADMINISTRATOR PROBLEMS CONNECTED WITH THE DIVERSITY AND POTENTIAL STUDENT CHOICE OF INSTITUTIONS ARE DISCUSSED IN TERMS OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS, CHURCH-RELATED INSTITUTIONS, COLLEGES VERSUS UNIVERSITIES, AND THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE. ORGANIZATIONAL PROBLEMS ARE BETTER ANALYZED WITH CONCEPTS OF "MEANING" AND "PURPOSE" RATHER THAN IN TERMS OF THE STANDARD "OPERATIONAL" QUESTION. THE SOCIAL SCIENCES CAN BE STUDIED IN TERMS OF EDUCATIONAL DEMAND, HIGHER EDUCATION AS AN INVESTMENT, HIGHER EDUCATION AS A BUSINESS ENTERPRISE, HIGHER EDUCATION AS A POLITICAL SCIENCE, AND EDUCATIONAL BUREAUCRACY, PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY, AND HISTORY. EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY ON SUCH FACTORS AS DECISIONMAKING, INTERPRETATION, AND ARTFULNESS IS IMPORTANT IN DETERMINING THE SUCCESS OF ADMINISTRATORS. TWO ADDITIONAL PROBLEMS FACING ADMINISTRATORS ARE THE CRISIS PROBLEM AND THE CONTINUING PROBLEM. THE CRISIS PROBLEM ENTAILS THE UPSURGE OF STUDENT ENROLLMENT, THE EXPANSION OF RESEARCH, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW AND DEMANDING PROGRAMS OF PUBLIC SERVICE. THE CONTINUING PROBLEMS INVOLVE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PURPOSES AND PROCESSES OF EDUCATION AND THE APPRAISAL OF THE RESULTS. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE CENTER FOR THE ADVANCED STUDY OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, OREGON 97403, FOR $1.00. (HW)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Advanced Study of Educational Administration.
Identifiers: Oregon (Eugene)