ERIC Number: ED101618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education: Public Attitudes and Federal Legislation. ERIC/Higher Education Research Currents, February 1975.
Shulman, Carol Herrnstadt
Colleges and universities today understand that positive public attitudes about higher education are important because they affect their financial stability and public support of their academic programs. Recent opinion surveys highlight the public's view that colleges should provide more adequate career preparation, while students also see their college years as an important time for personal development. Student interests are particularly important because of their new lobbies, and because of the new direction in federal funding under the Education Amendments of 1972, which channel a substantial proportion of federal higher education funds to institutions through student choices. Last, the higher education community has also come to recognize that public and congressional understanding and support for its goals and programs are important to its well-being. To this end, new information services have been established to provide a sound relationship with federal agencies and the Congress. (MJM)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Community Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Educational Demand, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Public Opinion, School Community Relationship, Student Attitudes
American Association for Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 780, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($0.40)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972