ERIC Number: ED025190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov-11
Reference Count: 0
The School, The Scholar, And Society.
Wilson, O. Meredith
Traditionally, universities have independently sought and preserved knowledge and prepared students for professional careers, although society has influenced and supported their objectives. Today's universities, challenged by the increasingly complex needs of society, are responding with educational innovations that are usually profitable to both. Rapid changes in higher education since 1942 have made graduate education a vital component of the university for responding to modern demands. The resultant specialization has expanded the possibilities for relating academic programs to social needs. Additional educational adjustment is essential, however, so that immediate social problems such as drugs, the decay of the inner cities and others may be effectively resolved. Efforts should be made to create academic environments that are compatible with individual growth and stimulate learning. Such an educational climate would produce students ready to a"ply their knowledge toward curing social ills, and thereby encourage the development of better relationships between themselves, the university, and society. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented to conference of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, D.C., November 11, 1968.