ERIC Number: ED246709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
America Has a New Urgency.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Association Council for Policy Analysis and Research.
Ways that higher education is changing to meet the country's needs are discussed, along with roles that Americans, government, and business can play to help higher education. New developments in higher education include: providing college instruction to nontraditional students (e.g., bright high school students, older adults, women returning to work, and workers); offering weekend colleges and two-week institutes; training employees for high-tech positions; and increasing the number of two-year colleges, which focus on job training and aid to local industries. Trends concerning specific academic programs and graduate study and research are noted, along with the improved management of colleges, and the leadership role assumed by higher education in furthering social justice and equality. Links between colleges and elementary and secondary education are also cited. It is claimed that Americans must understand that higher education is a requirement for America's continued progress in the world. Federal aid is recommended to promote educational opportunities and to support research and graduate education, as well as to assist colleges in areas of national importance. Areas in which state governments and corporations can help higher education are also identified. (SW)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Trends, Financial Support, Government Role, Higher Education, Labor Force Development, Nontraditional Students, Position Papers, School Business Relationship, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Association Council for Policy Analysis and Research.