ERIC Number: ED169876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Changing Values in Higher Education. AAHE-ERIC/Higher Education Research Currents, April 1979.
Linney, Thomas J.
Current issues concerning changing values in higher education in relationship to existing programs and policies are considered. The following questions are addressed: Is there a middle income squeeze? Is there evidence of decreasing rates of participation among middle-income families in higher education? Is there evidence of substantial decreases in parental support? If so, what are the consequences and implications for higher education? Studies are cited which both support and disclaim the existence of financial pressures on middle-income families affecting their participation in higher education. Another consideration relevant to participation rates of middle-income families is the availability of student financial aid. New federal programs are expanding student assistance to more families in middle-income levels. Federal policy continues to call for equal access and provides for income distribution that supports a pluralistic system of higher education. It is projected that there will be a continued shifting of the burden of financing higher education from individuals to the federal and state governments. This represents a changing value toward higher education. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Bibliographies, College Students, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Middle Class Students, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Parent Financial Contribution, Public Opinion, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Trend Analysis, Values
Publications Department, American Association for Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 780, Washington, DC 20036 ($.40)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; 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.; American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.