ERIC Number: ED053642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May-1
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The "New" Domain of Post-Secondary Education.
This paper argues that government agencies have traditionally been concerned with recording and reporting only the dimensions of the formal "Core" of educational activity--the sequential ladder ranging from kindergarten through graduate and professional schools. Missing is a similar recording of participation in the "Educational Periphery"--vocationally oriented programs in business, government, the military, proprietary schools, and anti-poverty programs as well as culture and leisure oriented programs in Core institutions such as religious education, television, correspondence courses and private associations. According to data drawn from various sources, the total learning force, in terms of 1970 head count participation, is about evenly divided between the Core and the Periphery. Public and governmental acknowledgement of the Periphery's size and significance should lead to a re-evaluation of educational priorities, to innovation within Core institutions, and to a new understanding of the variety of alternative possibilities for individual learning and for public policy. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ. Research Corp., NY. Educational Policy Research Center.
Note: Paper prepared for the Educational Staff Seminar on Alternatives in Post-Secondary Education, Syracuse University Research Corporation. April 30-May 1, 1971