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ERIC Number: ED265759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 282
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-931050-28-6
ISSN: N/A
Higher Education and the American Resurgence. A Carnegie Foundation Special Report.
Newman, Frank
The different ways that colleges and universities can assume expanded responsibilities in national renewal are considered. After reviewing federal policy toward higher education, the American economy and competition from other countries are considered. The need for social and political renewal is also addressed, including the imperative for civic involvement in an age of self-interest. Also considered are: the question of whether colleges are graduating enough engineers and computer scientists; the availability of Ph.D.'s; the role of colleges in encouraging creativity; creativity and admission to selective programs; education for civic responsibility; active learning; student financial aid; college attendance by minorities; the expansion of international exchange; the university role in research and technology; international competition in technology; federal support for research and development; balancing the needs of defense, health, and economic development; university/industry cooperation; and investing in research libraries and advanced instruments for university research. Alternative proposals for the financial aid system include: providing aid to students who engage in public service, and awarding federal scholarships to students who agree to teach in the public schools after graduation. (SW)
Princeton University Press, 3175 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 ($9.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: United States