ERIC Number: ED049718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Report on Higher Education.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This report by a task force funded by the Ford Foundation analyzes the problems facing the nation's system of higher education in the 1970's and discusses how well the functioning of that system matches the public interest. The problems are divided in the following categories: (1) the paradox of access, meaning that access alone does not automatically lead to a successful education; (2) the lockstep of students in college, who are there for any reason but to get an education; (3) educational apartheid, with the "college age" population being rather exclusionary; (4) the homogenization of higher education; (5) the professionalization of learning; (6) the growth of bureaucracy; (7) the illegitimacy of cost effectiveness; (8) the inner direction of graduate education; (9) the credentials monopoly; (10) the unfinished experiment in minority education; (11) barriers to women; and (12) community colleges that do not fill the specific needs of their students. The remainder of the report is devoted to a discussion of steps that must be taken to remedy the situation. (AF)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Problems, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Social Bias
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (HE 5.250:50065, $0.75)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.