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ERIC Number: ED050360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 18
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All Is Not Quiet on the Academic Front.
Weaver, Gary R.
The author suggests that the apparent calm at colleges and universities around the country can only be analogized to that calm which followed the active but peaceful period of the Civil Rights Movement but preceded the explosion in the nation's ghettos in 1967. The unimaginative and cavalier response of the establishment and public during the era of peaceful demonstrations is seen as having left the way open for more violent tactics. At higher educational institutions, the focus of student attacks will be the faculty and their tenure system and outmoded pedagogical technology. Lastly, the university is viewed as a meeting place for the revolution where hope for change is nurtured and from where it spreads into the larger world. The paper concludes that any "cooling off" of the campuses is superficial and that its end result may well be a more totally irrational and violent explosion. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: American Univ., Washington, DC.