ERIC Number: ED047618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Towards Higher Education in an Active Society: Three Policy Guidelines.
This is part of a report which was published earlier in toto as ED 040 695. The first section of the report discusses the perspective of the study; the strategy of cross-commitment, which consists of (1) a year of national service, (2) greater protection of teaching from research, and (3) new measures to advance equality of opportunities in higher education; and the feudal quality of American higher education and the problems of guiding it. Section 2 deals with the National Service, its voluntary feature, length, range of options, its relation to the military service, the timing, its sociological structure and educational consequences, the costs of the program and sources of finances, and the scope of participation. The next section, equality and quality in liberal arts and technical education, explores the relationship among (1) selectivity, (2) standards, (3) balance between technical and liberal arts education, and (4) the organizational structure of colleges and universities and discusses how admission criteria can be changed to advance equality of opportunity with little loss in quality, and how many years of college should be available for all. The last section deals with increasing the separation of teaching from research. (AF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Center for Policy Research, New York, NY.
Identifiers: National Service