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ERIC Number: ED039539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 18
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Dissident Youth's Appeal.
Ohlsen, Merle M.
This paper is designed to help youth's significant others harness dissident youth's energy into the reins of society's problems. Included is a comparison between healthy rebellion (arising out of love for something) and neurotic rebellion (having no purpose except to fight conformity or the establishment). The author classifies secondary and college students as adolescents who are beiefly described and then compared to dissident youths. He notes that few student movements have occurred without faculty participation and enumerates three types of students who join in campus violence: (1) a group largely represented by Students for a Democratic Society; (2) an unorganized group concerned with such issues as the American foreign policy in Vietnam, our defense commitments and justice for the black community; and (3) a large group of college students demanding more liberal curriculum goals and improvement in instruction. Listed are several recommendations to channel the energy of dissident youth: (1) the need for institutional change; (2) increased parental responsibility for their children; and (3) administrators who deal with real issues and genuine student involvement. Techniques used to achieve these goals are identified. (Author/MC)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute.