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ERIC Number: ED080907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Pages: 14
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What Future for Student Personnel Work?
Gross, Stanley J.
The author cites resons to be both optimistic and pessimistic about the futures of student personnel work. The basis of his optimism lies in the professional commitment to human learning goals and the expertise to become the instrument of learning valuation at a time when such a reordering of university priorities is probably critical. However, the threat to student personnel work is in its dependence on an interpretation of goals which value propriety over learning, restraint over liveliness, control over order and the status quo over change. This is an interpretation which is passe because it has delivered insufficient support and skill to the development of human potentialities. The major part of this presentation defines and discusses the relevance of five conditions--support, accommodation, access, credibility, and assimilation--which appear necessary to sustain an environment in which learning is valued. (Author/LAA)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Meeting, 27-31 March 1972, Chicago, Illinois