ERIC Number: ED088340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Change in Educational Policy. Self-Studies in Selected Colleges and Universities.
Ladd, Dwight R.
Demands for fundamental changes in educational policy contributed to the volume of dissent, protest, and criticism that made the 1960s such a turbulent decade for higher education in the U. S. This book analyses how change was attempted at 11 institutions by presenting case studies that describe the circumstances that gave rise to the appointment of the committees, the organization of the investigations, considerations involved in the appointments of members, the degree to which various parts of the institutions were involved in offering suggestions and acting upon proposals, and the findings that led to final recommendations. The author concludes that the quality of teaching can be improved, the curriculum made more flexible, and advising procedures made more effective, but the process of changes in a collegiate setting is cumbersome and arduous. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Activism, Change Agents, Dissent, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Policy, Higher Education
McGraw-Hill Book Company, Hightstown, New Jersey 08520 ($5.95)
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Authoring Institution: Carnegie Commission on Higher Education , Berkeley, CA.