ERIC Number: ED028767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Student Activism in Junior Colleges: An Administrator's Views.
Beginning with an overview, the author traces the history of activism from the Berkeley Free Speech Movement to the present, noting that, while junior college activists are influenced by senior institutions, their activities are typically more moderate. Defining several activist groups and their special interests, he then discusses the new left (primarily the Students for a Democratic Society), the rightists, black students, Mexican-American students, and the elected student officers involved in the National Student Association. As for student government, he notes it has been bypassed by the activists, and efforts to participate in institutional governance are largely unsuccessful. Moving to student rights, he reviews the statements on this topic by the American Association of University Professors, the American Council on Education, and the organizations preparing the comprehensive "Joint Statement on Rights and Freedoms of Students." The last topics are community relations and relationships between students, faculty, and administration, where he discusses campus violence, the use of police, non-student activism, reactions to student excesses, and probable consequences. In conclusion, he assesses the effects of activism on curriculum and instruction and on students, and reviews areas of future concern, including the possibility of backlash. (MC)
Descriptors: Activism, Black Organizations, Black Power, Mexican Americans, Student Behavior, Student College Relationship, Student Participation, Student Teacher Relationship, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Junior Colleges, 1315 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.