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ERIC Number: ED043307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 4
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Bennis, Warren
Research Reporter, v5 n3 p1-4 1970
The student revolution has become the dominant instrument of social change in this country and will continue to be. Society is at the moment in an intrusion-activism phase with invisible disturbances surfacing, generally in a violent manner. An amorphous counter-culture is emerging, a person-centered culture that is challenging the scarcity and technologically oriented traditional culture. "Arribismo," the unbridled desire to rise, is taking place among many groups in our society; blacks and other minority groups, women, homosexuals, drug users etc. are all expressing their need for self-actualization and growth. More than half our population is under 25 and many of them have developed heightened consciousness, approaching moral zealotry. They are demanding that the nation's leaders know our moral and ethical center. Universities have to respond to the students' needs; we need to have person-centered colleges and "tracks," as well as post-industrial society tracks for persons who want to acquire the knowledge and skills to enter more traditional professional areas. Universities are the litmus paper for what is going on in the nation. If they can absorb part or all of the new culture, it will augur well for society as a whole. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.
Note: Paper presented at a workshop on Innovation and Experimentation in Higher Education, University of California, Santa Cruz, March 23-24, 1970