ERIC Number: ED082719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: 0
National Policy and Higher Education. Report of a Special Task Force to the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare.
Newman, Frank; And Others
This report focuses on the role of the federal government as the chief vehicle for the expression of the national interest in postsecondary education. It is addressed not only to federal officials but to all those concerned with questions of national educational leadership. Two over-riding themes dominate. First, in addition to supporting access to college, and subsidizing research and manpower training in various areas, the federal government must shift its concern from encouraging growth to a new concern for effectiveness throughout postsecondary education. Second, the federal government must develop a new concern for the form of public support, for how decisions are made, and for the purposes to be achieved, in order to preserve conditions under which postsecondary education can remain viable and responsive. Attention and analysis must be focused not only on the levels of public support for postsecondary education, but on the purposes and forms of federal and state involvement as well. After the foreword and introduction, this document is divided into six sections: (1) The Implications of the Egalitarian Commitment; (2) The End of Guaranteed Social Mobility; (3) New Requirements for Effective Education; (4) New Political Realities; (5) The Federal Presence in Higher Education; and (6) The Federal Role in Postsecondary Education. An extensive bibliography is included. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Accountability, Bibliographies, Educational Policy, Federal Government, Financial Support, Government (Administrative Body), Government Role, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education
MIT Press, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 28 Carleton Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142 ($3.95)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.