ERIC Number: ED179126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Seven Everyday Collisions in American Higher Education. ICED Occasional Paper Number 9.
Seven conflicts of purpose or procedure in the American higher education system are presented. It is argued that increasing concern for access has resulted in a new rivalry between proponents of open admissions and selective admissions, the ambitious versus the accepted. Whether the college should be designed for the student's self-fulfillment or to fulfill society's need for manpower is identified as a second conflict, as is that of methodology versus values. Other issues include: concern of the local community about the usefulness of the education paid for with tax dollars; accountability from without or within (since financial constraints have ended the era of insularity in colleges, the public now expects to participate in campus decision-making); the tendency of rights (e.g., student rights, academic tenure) to produce conflict; and the need for public participation in important decisions and the need to get the decisions made. (PHR)
Descriptors: Accountability, Admission Criteria, College Administration, College Faculty, College Planning, College Role, College Students, Decision Making, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Public Support, School Community Relationship
International Council for Educational Development, 680 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10019
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Council for Educational Development, New York, NY.