ERIC Number: ED129157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Priorities for Postsecondary Education in the South. A Position Statement by the Southern Regional Education Board.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Priorities for the continued development of postsecondary education in the South are identified, specifically the structure and process by which limited funds will be allocated and public resources used. Education and training for employment has been identified as a special need for southern high school graduates. Postsecondary education must offer a broad range of opportunities for education beyond high school, and the full diversity of postsecondary institutions and programs must be considered in statewide planning for the effective use of public resources. The purpose and meaning of a baccalaureate education must be redefined, and undergraduate programs must be reexamined in terms of changing demands and expectations for education. Other priorities are identified for the active consideration of academic and public leaders. Consolidation and restraint in development of graduate and professional education, the adequacy of funding, use of specialized talents and resources in the solution of societal problems, need for self-generated reform, more nontraditional approaches, and concern for minority and ethnic groups are matters requiring careful consideration by policy and decision makers. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: Educational Demand, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Educational Supply, Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Needs Assessment, Nontraditional Education, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Regional Planning, Resource Allocation, Statewide Planning
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30313 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.