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ERIC Number: ED029602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 8
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The Campus Confrontations.
Cross, K. Patricia
US campuses today are reflecting the changes that are taking place in the larger society, and are replete with groups of students, faculties, and administrators who espouse differing opinions. Rapid change is usually accompanied by conflict, but a majority of educators are baffled by the turmoil at leading colleges and universities. Studies on student groups revealed that those who are opposed to the demonstrations of their activist peers and others who are neutral expressed desires similar to the militant students on matters such as greater student involvement in academic affairs and other educational policies that affect them directly. In other studies, faculty members under 30 years of age and another group who were 55 years of age or older differed widely on crucial policy matters but tended to have similar permissive attitudes toward student unrest and other controversial incidents on campus. It was found that administrators differed among themselves on the principles and procedures of education but widely accepted the occasional need for the display of student power in order to bring about changes within the university. The broader academic community has not paid sufficient attention to institutional goals, and has failed to chart the purposes and directions of higher education. It is time for faculty, students, and administrators to unite in effective action for achieving peaceful educational reform. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.
Note: Article from The Research Reporter, University of California, Berkeley, July 5, 1969