ERIC Number: ED105347
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Current Student Attitudes: Possible Implications for Business and Education. A Conference Report of the University Advisory Council.
Robison, Olin C.
This document reports the key findings of a conference on the Implications of Current Student Attitudes. Three groups participated in the conference: university faculty, students from seven northeastern colleges and universities, and executives from the insurance industry. The students were questioned on why campuses are no longer the hotbeds of student activism they were a few years ago, and why a new atmosphere of calm, a zeal for study, a concern for career opportunities, and a blurring of political issues are characteristic of campuses throughout the country. The conferees sought to explore the reasons why these dramatic attitude shifts have taken place, and the implications of these changes for the life insurance industry, the entire business community, and society generally. The conferees found, in essence, that student interests and attitudes have become more introspective and less dramatically expressed than they were before, but the students are not, as feared, apathetic. Implications for business and higher education are discussed. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute of Life Insurance, New York, NY.
Note: Report on the Conference on the Implications of Current Student Attitudes (Princeton, New Jersey, March 14-15, 1974)