ERIC Number: ED026939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Compact for Education.
Harrington, Fred Harvey
The Compact for Education is not yet particularly significant either for good or evil. Partly because of time and partly because of unreasonable expectations, the Compact is not yet a going concern. Enthusiasts have overestimated Compact possibilities and opponents have overestimated its dangers, so if the organization has limited rather than total success fears should decline. Although there has always been a strain between educators and elected officeholders, they have cooperated in many programs. The idea for the Compact was contained in James B. Conant's SHAPING EDUCATIONAL POLICY and foundation officials turned to Terry Sanford to carry forward the proposal. Sanford favored an organization that gave power to governors but that aspect was changed after legislators objected. Strong protests came from other sectors, notably higher education, concerning their lack of representation and concessions were made. It is necessary for the Compact to more further in the direction toward better understanding and cooperation among educators, public officials and citizens without undermining satisfactory relations already in existence. The Compact's success to date is to b e found in the mixing of these individuals. An annotated bibliography is included. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.; Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers: Compact for Education
Note: Paper presented at 8th Annual College Self-Study Institute, University of California, Berkeley, July 11-14, 1966, "Campus and Capitol."