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ERIC Number: ED062907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct-7
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
A Strengthening Alliance.
Marland, S. P., Jr.
In his speech, the U.S. Commissioner of Education discussed programs of federal financial aid to higher education and makes recommendations regarding the educational programs that might be offered in U. S. Institutions. Federal loan programs have been increased consistently, enabling more and more students to attend higher education institutions. However, these programs can be of no benefit unless institutions are also enabled to expand their facilities to accommodate the ever-growing needs of the new students. Basic and applied research is encouraged as a major priority for higher education as well as the installment of continuing life education programs. Corrective efforts for potential college dropouts is a definite need, although the Commissioner sees a program of prevention in the elementary and secondary schools as being even more important. It is projected that only 20% of all jobs in the U.S. during the 1970's will require bachelor's degrees, and it is recommended that the colleges and universities institute 2-year occupational training programs for those who do not desire 4-year liberal arts programs. It is concluded that the U.S. Office of Education and the American Council on Education should work closely together to promote the best interests of the higher education community. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Presented at the annual meeting of the American Council on Education, Thursday, October 7, 1971, Washington, D. C.