ERIC Number: ED100250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Implications of Growth Policy for Postsecondary Education. A Model and Proposed Course of Action. Working Paper.
Perelman, Lewis J.; Bergquist, William H.
A 5-month project was undertaken at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education to do a preliminary study of the implications of growth policy for postsecondary education. The decision to focus on this level of education was based on the belief that the existing problems of growth and its limits have become too urgent to be left to future generations to solve. Educational responses to the needs of growth policy are particularly crucial at the postsecondary level, for it is the current adult citizenry and leadership that must be affected. A major objective of this project was to develop a conceptual framework for action in the field of postsecondary education in response to the challenges posed by "limits to growth." While many educators are concerned about the social, economic, and ecological problems associated with population and material growth, there have so far been no detailed and comprehensive plans developed to clearly define, create, and disseminate the kinds of educational innovations these problems seem to demand. This working paper is an initial attempt to respond to this need. The chapters of the paper cover: the equilibrium society; changing institutions, roles and skills; needs for innovation in postsecondary education; recommendations for innovation and change; strategies for innovation and change; and comments on the working paper. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.