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ERIC Number: ED046358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 10
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Relevance for Town and Gown.
Heilbron, Louis H.
Campus disturbances coupled with vastly increased costs of higher education have contributed to the deterioration of Town-Gown relations. But the faith of the Town in the ultimate value of U.S. mass higher education remains intact, although it does ask that the students understand its perplexities, its diverse interests, its incredible interdependence, and its aspirations, and feel a commitment to the community. The students demand relevance, which for some means that they want to teach not learn, to lecture, not listen, to tear down, not build; for some that they only want to learn things that bear directly on the ills of society, that they want to learn to earn, and that they want to learn about themselves. Higher education will have to change to accommodate to changing needs and demands. These changes should include: (1) a major overhaul of college teaching, (2) modification of graduate degrees, (3) expansion of the interdisciplinary approach, (4) abandonment of lectures that repeat books, (5) increase of reading assignments, (6) fewer and more comprehensive examinations, (7) strengthening of the junior college, (8) greater exchange between Town and Gown, (9) increased student participation in decisionmaking, (10) making history a required subject, and (11) the reconstitution of the college presidency. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Western Coll. Association, Oakland, CA.
Note: Address delivered at the annual meeting of the Western College Association, Palo Alto, California, March 5-6, 1970