ERIC Number: ED032844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Study and Its Purposes. The Study of Education at Stanford. Report to the University.
Stanford Univ., CA.
To undertake a comprehensive study and review of educational programs at Stanford University, President Sterling in 1967 appointed the Steering Committee for the Study of Education at Stanford. This report, the first of a series of 10 to be issued by the Committee, discusses the background, premises, and purposes of the study. Later reports will deal with more specific programs and areas within the university. The premises for the study deal with the ideal roles of the university in its relationship to society and in nurturing the educational processes. The most important aspect of the educational role should be to give the student freedom to direct his academic life. On the basis of these premises and the reality of the present situation at Stanford, recommendations will be made. The first and most important recommendation is that the university should seek to "sustain a spirit" of self-examination and self-renewal, and that these endeavors should be physically supported by an Academic Planning Office and a standing committee of the Academic Senate. A more detailed proposal for the Academic Planning Office, a discussion of university goals, and findings from preliminary research are included in the appendices. Copies of this report, or the set of 10, are available from Study of Education at Stanford, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (DS)
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA.
Identifiers: Stanford University CA