ERIC Number: ED088371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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The Purposes and the Performance of Higher Education in the United States Approaching the Year 2000.
Carnegie Commission on Higher Education , Berkeley, CA.
The purposes of higher education have grown and changed over the years, but they have not been decisively reordered since about 1870. Five major purposes for higher education in the last quarter of the twentieth century are: (1) the provision of opportunities for the intellectual, aesthetic, ethical and skill development of students, and the provision of campus environments which can constructively assist students in their more general growth; (2) the advancement of the human capability in society at large; (3) the enlargement of educational justice for the postsecondary age group; (4) the transmission and advancement of learning and wisdom; and (5) the critical evaluation of society-through individual thought and persuasion-for the sake of society's self-renewal. (MJM)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education
McGraw-Hill Book Company, Hightstown, New Jersey 08520 ($2.45)
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Authoring Institution: Carnegie Commission on Higher Education , Berkeley, CA.