ERIC Number: ED048822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Student Activism in American Higher Education.
Ellsworth, Frank L.; Burns, Martha A.
Chapter 1 of this report discusses the role of student activism in the history of American higher education, including the origins of student activism at Harvard in 1638, the emergence of social awareness in the first part of the twentieth century, the emergence of black consciousness in the sixties, and the role of the SDS and the transition from commitment to confrontation. Chapter 2 deals with the causes of student dissidence, the characteristics of the student activists, and the issues involved. Chapter 3 discusses philosophical and administrative approaches to activism, including the freedoms and responsibilities students should enjoy, the role of activism in the educational process, and administrator responsibilities in dealing with the issues. An extensive bibliography concludes the report. (AF)
Descriptors: Activism, Administrator Responsibility, Bibliographies, College Students, Higher Education, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics
American Personnel and Guidance Association, 1607 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 ($2.50)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Personnel Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Student Personnel Series No. 10