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ERIC Number: ED230138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Unresolved Issues in Higher Education: Legacy of the 60s and 70s.
Ohles, John F.
Issues that were raised during the student unrest years of the 1960s and 1970s and that still are pertinent to the social order of American colleges and universities are considered. It is suggested that higher education has no legal purpose to alter society and does not have the power or means to reshape it or even to resolve any basic social, economic, or political problems. Although it may propose solutions to problems and educate those in power, higher education has no direct role in the process. Hopefully, colleges will graduate persons who will find solutions to serious problems, and will train and nurture scholars. The university takes on a traditional role as a vocationally oriented, subject-structured institution whose programs and activities are prescribed and proscribed by their sponsors. The following issues are also addressed: what to do with individuals who pose as students but are interested in violent acts to close down a university, whether college should grant credit for life experiences, the special problem of minority college students, the responsibilities of the college faculty member, academic freedom, accountability of the faculty member, and the roles of the college administration. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A