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ERIC Number: ED062920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 104
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Breaking the Institutional Mold: Implications of Alternative Systems for Postsecondary/Higher Education.
Feinsot, Aaron; Sigel, Efrem
Colleges and universities throughout the country are presently faced with responding to a crisis that could mean their very existence. The move toward mass education is well on its way and few administrators have grasped the speed or direction of the changes overwhelming them, especially those changes involving new social attitudes and technologies of instruction. The clear direction of change is toward a broader, more flexible, more competitive and less institutional system of post-secondary education. Traditional 4-year colleges and universities face competition from such alternative systems as: off-campus, independent study programs; TV college and other programs utilizing audiovisual or broadcast technologies to transmit information to the student; the public 2-year colleges, already strongly established and a potent competitor for public funds; the private proprietary schools run by industry; and the external and other credit-by-examination programs. Colleges and universities must therefore create their own alternative programs for students, bearing in mind that only solidly based, sound programs will enable them to survive. (HS)
Knowledge Industry Publications, Inc., Tiffany Towers, White Plains, New York 10602 ($100.00)
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