ERIC Number: ED162547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Changing Stages of Learning. Inaugural Address of Gordon M. Ambach, President of the University of the State of New York and Commissioner of Education, and Charge to the President by Chancellor Theodore M. Black.
Ambach, Gordon M.; Black, Theodore M.
The Chancellor's charge to the President sets forth the principles and guidelines each will follow in their respective roles. The Board of Regents of the State of New York sets educational policy and rules for the execution of the policy. The newly elected President of the State University and Commissioner of Education will execute the policy. Chancellor Black urges President and Commissioner Ambach to help sustain educational quality and preserve the structure of educational governance of the State. The inaugural address of Gordon M. Ambach discusses the origins of educational governance and the changing stages of learning today. The following five problems are pinpointed: unprecedented decline in achievement; enrollment decline; the need for educating all age groups simultaneously; an aging population with more leisure but in danger of becoming occupationally obsolete; and increasing personal isolation. He offers the following suggestions: educational strategies should be adjusted to different assumptions that together address both parent and child needs; educational objectives should be reconsidered at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels from the perspective of lifelong learning; the learning institutions such as museums, libraries, and television should be brought into more productive combination with the resources of schools and colleges; and the psychological and physiological changes of adulthood should be considered by educational designers. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Univ. System, Albany.
Identifiers: New York; State University of New York