ERIC Number: ED042110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
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Title I of the Higher Education Act of 1965: Its Promise and Performance. Abstract of a Dissertation ...
Oliver, Leonard P.
This work examined the origins of Title 1, Higher Education Act of 1965; and evaluated the status of its continuing education and community service programs as seen (1969) by administrators and others active in the program. The struggle for Federal aid to higher general education began with a general extension bill introduced into Congress in 1940. Title 1 finally emerged in 1965, not as general extension, but as a plan to solve community problems by strengthening continuing education and extension methods. Most survey respondents' general reactions to Title 1 were favorable, but half thought the program would have trouble surviving. About 2/3 cited increased institution community involvement as a major outcome; over half felt Title 1 had helped solve some acute community problems. However, interpretations of Title 1 varied widely, and the act itself was unclear as to who should set program priorities. Special problems in funding, advising, and administration were also noted. (This doctoral thesis will be available from the Dept. of Photoduplication, University of Chicago Library, Swift Hall, Chicago, Ill. 60637.) (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.
Identifiers: Higher Education Act Title I