ERIC Number: ED084947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
New Designs: Prevent Educational Casualties, Promote Educational Growth.
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
This report suggests that through the promotion of student unity, students can gain the necessary power to engage in representative conflict which will change the monolithic nature of higher education and prevent open, destructive conflict with the system. Legitimizing student safety-values can complement representational conflict by promoting the release of tension and thereby enabling students to turn their efforts toward constructive endeavors. Student withdrawal can be prevented with new designs that promote student responsibility, authority, and participation in the higher education system. Racism on campus can be prevented through the promotion of a celebration of ethnic differences. New designs imply that mental health delivery systems on campus will have to become more open and involved with community programming and participation. A brief questionnaire by which services can judge how responsive they are to community involvement and how prepared they are to adjust programming efforts to new designs are included. The new designs suggested are offered not only as a means to prevent stress and conflict on campus, but also as a means to increase the quality of educational life for each campus member. For related documents concerning mental health on campus, see HE 004 816, HE 004 827, HE 004 828, HE 004 829, and HE 004 830. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Experimental and Special Training Branch.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.