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ERIC Number: ED090828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
The Second Newman Report: National Policy and Higher Education. Report of a Special Task Force to the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
In the 1950s and 1960s, the right to higher education became an assumption for an ever greater number of Americans. This book documents the changeover from an aristocratic and meritocratic view of higher education to an egalitarian view, more accurately reflecting the current status of American society. Citing such areas of concern as the decline in enrollment or private institutions, the swelling of public university enrollments, the creation of multicampus-system bureaucracies with their tendency to breed other bureaucracies and an assembly-line educational process, and the changing meaning of higher education in terms of economic and social mobility, this book concludes that now is the time to reexamine our concepts of the structure and purpose of higher education so that we can more realistically design federal involvement. The Task Force makes several recommendations, including more use of direct grants to students. An extensive bibliography is included. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Government Role, Grants, Higher Education
The MIT Press, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142 ($3.45)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.