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ERIC Number: ED104253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-26
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
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Shaping the New Legislation.
Wexler, Stephen J.
Learner centered reform is what the major shift in emphasis in the 1972 education amendments concerned. Through the adoption of the Basic Grant Program and a program of institutional aid following the student, the federal government has said that it will no longer put the emphasis on the dispensers of education. This has been strengthened by the cutbacks in institutional aid flowing from research grants. What Congress opted for was a consumer-oriented program that puts its faith in the students. Another major change in the 1972 amendments was the enlargement of the scope of federal assistance to postsecondary training outside colleges and universities. Congress is seeking to insure that every dollar spent has a result that is measureable. The higher education community must continue to work to insure that the Federal Government is supportive of programs that will make the nation's education offerings not only available to as many as possible, but also of a quality that is desirable. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Higher Education (30th, Chicago, Illinois, March 26, 1975)