ERIC Number: ED124022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Dimensions for Effectiveness in Education.
Bell, T. H.
The dynamics of today's society are causing substantial changes in traditional education norms and forms. The total learning opportunities, regardless of where they occur, should be promoted by the accrediting institutions. We must make sure that our requirements for quality performance, and our accreditation and other standard measures, encompass a much broader array of human experience. There is a place for external degrees based on competence demonstrated by examination schools without walls, and semi-professional, occupational, and vocational programs. Distinctions between formal and informal education are breaking down and education is expanding its horizons to be more in harmony with real life and the real world. These changes present a new dimension of measuring and awarding credit and degrees. At the same time that accrediting agencies are expanding their focus to include these new forms or education there must be careful review of questionable education standards to deter the federal government from acting as a regulatory agency. (JMF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presented at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, Northwest Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and Western College Association (Reno, Nevada, Dec. 9, 1975)