ERIC Number: ED041193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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The University and Community Service: Perspectives for the Seventies.
Whipple, James B., Ed.; Chertow, Doris S., Ed.
Five papers confront the questions: What is education for public responsibility? What is the relationship of liberal education to education for public responsibility? What kinds of institutional arrangements are needed to provide effective education for public responsibility? In most cases, education for public responsibility is equated with public service; and public service is equated with community problem solving. In recent years, there has been a redefinition of the role of the liberal arts college; its purpose now can be defined as one of applying the heritage of the past to the solution of current problems. Forces are upsetting institutional equilibrium in continuing education as in all aspects of higher education. The creation of partnerships that have drawn the university out of its cloister makes traditional views of academic freedom untenable. Along with growing recognition that continuing education is needed to solve community problems, there has been a growth in the community's financial investment in it. It becomes evident that this partnership may influence university policy; it may involve the university in controversy; and it may require faculty to work largely in non-academic, action-oriented situations. (EB)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, City Officials, Community Services, General Education, Liberal Arts, Program Descriptions, Relevance (Education), Role Perception, Social Change, Social Responsibility, Universities, Urban Areas
Syracuse University Press, Box 8, University Station, Syracuse, New York 13210 ($2.50)
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Publications Program in Continuing Education.