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ERIC Number: ED027496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 121
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Institutional Backgrounds of Adult Education; Dynamics of Change in the Modern University. Notes and Essays on Education for Adults, 50.
Ingham, Roy J., Ed.
Originally given at a conference for administrators in higher adult education, these papers by Corson, Clark, Volkart, Becker, Babbidge, and Blau examine processes of educational change in terms of the nature of universities, the role of faculty and administrators, student culture, sources of power and influence, and universities as formal organizations. Corson discusses common impediments to change. Using Antioch, Reed, and Swarthmore as examples, Clark describes a method of historical analysis for identifying the character of a given institution. Volkart analyzes the faculty as a source of power; he concludes that such power typically is held by a small minority. In describing student perspectives for coping with their academic and other problems, Becker contends that efforts to change student behavior must take account of these perspectives. Babbidge examines the role of outside groups over the years in bringing about change in the university. Blau suggests implications of administrative relationships, the basic tension between teaching and research, the unclear boundary between universities and the public, and the university's role in fostering social change. (ly)
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Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, Brookline, MA.