ERIC Number: ED202348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Remarks by the Honorable David L. Boren, Governor of Oklahoma.
Boren, David L.
Developments in higher education in Oklahoma are considered from the governor's standpoint. Oklahoma has ranked fourth in the nation for two years in the percentage of increases of state support for higher education, and in real dollars, the state's educational program has had an increase of 24 percent, far outstripping inflation. After increasing educational opportunity, there now is a mandate to set priorities, to reach for areas of excellence in certain institutions and in certain program areas. One area of concern is that more teachers are being trained than can be absorbed in the state. Responses might be to raise the standards for applicants to teacher education programs and to use college education faculty to provide inservice training to public school teachers. While it is financially difficult to attract the most accomplished scholars, Oklahoma does have a program to bring these people to campuses in the states for brief periods to provide students a first-hand exposure. It is proposed that there is a need to utilize the skills of faculty members in helping to make decisions in the community and in working more directly in educational policy formation. The importance of the spirit of community in society is emphasized. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL. Library Administration Div.; Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Inservice Education Program.
Identifiers: Oklahoma; Seminars for State Leaders Postsec Ed (ECS SHEEO)
Note: Paper presented at a Seminar for State Leaders in Postsecondary Education (Oklahoma City, OK, December 1976).