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ERIC Number: ED026000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 33
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Education as Intervention.
Martin, Warren Bryan
US higher education offers a diversity of programs, electives and courses but requires student conformity to prescribed values which relate only to societal structures within the academic community. Institutions of higher education emphasize achievement-oriented social styles evolving from an accepted philosophy that stresses energy, compromise and pluralism as means to such goals as power, fame and wealth. The success of a student is based not only upon his academic achievement but also his adherence to these institutional social values. Today's society is challenging higher education to train experts in technological and electronic fields while youths seek new relationships between administration, faculty, education, society, and themselves. Current pressures are exposing the limitations of education's social function at a time when colleges and universities are experiencing some internal uncertainty. These combined forces might effect several changes on the campus, including (1) changes in organization and administration of colleges and universities, especially greater involvement of students in institutional governance and academic policy formulation, (2) interdisciplinary studies combined with field work, linking fields to each other and bringing the campus to the community, and (3) changes in student-faculty relationships, where students assume more responsibility for their education and are given opportunities to develop both intellectually and emotionally. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.
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