ERIC Number: ED036253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec-4
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A Reassessment of the Function of Graduate Education.
Graduate schools face a host of problems which can be summarized in the single question: what will be the impact of the changes taking place in undergraduate education on graduate education? The new generation of undergraduates will not be content to accept without question the ways and modes of traditional graduate education. New answers must be found to such issues as: (1) effectively meeting the predominantly teaching needs of the two and four year colleges and the undergraduate schools; (2) limiting research in the name of higher social goals; and (3) involving the graduate school in the community and in the solution of social problems. The first problem could be met by eliminating the need for a dissertation from the PhD degree and substituting two years of teaching experience in a two or four year college. The question of research, especially war related research, and its implication for mankind is a highly complex one. If the research under consideration imperils the university as a center of humane learning, such research should be stopped. The university has always been a creature of and responsive to the dominant forces of society. It has now the responsibility to help realize the promises inherent in our society to all members of that society equally. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.
Note: Address to the Ninth Annual Meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington D.C., Dec 4-6, 1969