ERIC Number: ED025210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Sep
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Social Trends and Educational Organization.
Clark, Burton R.
Economic, demographic and political trends are three major forces affecting the educational system. Since 1945, rapidly changing technology has increased demands for expert manpower and eradicated or considerably decreased the need for unskilled labor. The educational system responds to this challenge by preparing professionally qualified manpower. A growing participation in education is evidenced by a steadily increasing student population. Now viewed as an investment in human resources, education is becoming politically relevant and emerging as a national concern. The Federal Government, private foundations, and national associations directly involved in matters concerning US political economy are including educational programs as part of their activities. Stabilizing efforts within the educational community include alliances of smaller colleges to compete with larger universities, curricular and other adjustments within single institutions, and educational decision-making arrangements between private concerns and local, state and federal agencies. In order to shift educational control away from the political arena, coordination of autonomous educational institutions is proposed for interorganizational administration of policy and practice. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for the Study of Higher Education.
Note: Paper presented at 59th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal, Canada, September 1964.