ERIC Number: ED022427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Student Power: In Response to the Questions.
In order to make the student quest for power more readily understandable, it is necessary to put forward the general propositions of student demands. The demand for student power arises only after students have become dissatisfied with university policy, when trust between administration and students has broken down. First, students want control over their own affairs, especially in the area of parietal rules where the issue is enmeshed in the overall generational battle over personal morality. Second, within the area of teaching and curriculum, only students are solely concerned about good teachers and judge professors almost exclusively on the standard of their teaching ability. Third, because students are more acutely concerned with the moral implications of the university's financial investments and interaction with the wider community, they contend they should participate in institutional decision making. When leaders of the society and the university resist the kinds of changes that students propose, the students then demand institutional power to enact the changes themselves. (CS)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Participation, Student Teacher Relationship
American Council on Education, 1785 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
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Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Student Power
Note: Paper presented at 51st Annual Meeting of American Council on Education, 1968; to be published in THE FUTURE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY, John Caffrey, ed.