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ERIC Number: ED059692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 15
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The Responsibility for Reform in Higher Education.
Pifer, Alan
Many people would agree that, among the major institutions of our society, none is riper for objective reappraisal than higher education. Indeed, it is now the subject of intensive study and debate on individual campuses, in legislative and executive bodies, and by national commissions. This paper takes into account the functions of higher education, some possible approaches to reform, and measures that may be taken to lighten the burden on higher education. In summary, it is apparent that the higher educational system in this country performs a wide range of functions that have enormous economic and social value. It is also obvious that public expenditure on higher education is a national bargain and not the extravagance many people believe it to be. Finally, it is clear that reform, given the nature of present national dependence on higher education, will have to involve the entire society and will entail the invention of ways to relieve higher education of some of its burdens and lighten others. An understanding and acceptance of these propositions seem necessary to any concerted movement toward fundamental reform. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Note: Reprinted from the 1971 Annual Report of the Carnegie Corporation of New York