ERIC Number: ED181785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
New Challenges, New Needs, New Images: America in Transition.
Kyle, Regina M.; And Others
Trends in American higher education are surveyed in this report. Focus of the first paper, "Geographies I: A Nation Transforming and Transformed," by Regina M. J. Kyle is on demographic and regional changes affecting higher education. Extensive maps and charts explore the changing nature of American perceptions of the U.S. as a nation and the ways in which this perception influences educational needs and goals. An overview of various developments and their impact on higher education is presented by Edwin J. Allen, Jr. in the second paper, "A Local Habitation and a Name: Rural, Urban, and Suburban Environments." Three major changes in population distribution are cited: loss of population in central cities, with accompanying gain in suburban and rural areas; an increase in conflicts between the suburbanite and his rural neighbor; and changes in the structure of the family. The role of government in higher education is considered in the following three articles: "The Federal Government and Higher Education: A Review of the 95th Congress," by John W. Crewson; "Future Trends in Funding for Higher Education," by Kathryn Mohrman; and "A Department of Education? Summary of Proposals and Policy Implications," by John W. Crewson. An overview of the major legal decisions affecting higher education in 1978 is presented in a paper by Frank Gerry and Edward P. Kelley, Jr., "Legal Affairs and Higher Education." The relationship between state and higher education is surveyed in papers by Richard R. Nelson on state labor legislation and Phillip J. Hellmuth et al. on"Residency for Tuition Purposes in Wisconsin" (with accompanying data from the Education Commission of the States). The Ph.D. job crisis is discussed in a paper by W. Richard Cantwell and in a reprinted article entitled, "Working Together...The American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the History of Science Society." (PHR)
Descriptors: Demography, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Trends, Employment Opportunities, Federal Aid, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Legal Problems, Professional Associations, State Legislation, Trend Analysis, Urban to Rural Migration
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.