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ERIC Number: ED422755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul-7
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Education for the 21st Century: A Citizens' Agenda for Illinois Higher Education.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
This report discusses the development of a citizens' agenda for higher education in Illinois, presenting a set of initial goals and the reasoning behind them. It reviews the importance of higher education for a productive citizenry and the economic benefits of higher education. The report proposes eight goals that are designed to increase the educational attainment of Illinois citizens; extend access to higher education; assure that college is affordable; enhance access and success for members of underrepresented groups; improve the quality of education; enhance responsiveness to students, employers, communities, and the state; strengthen school-college partnerships; and improve productivity. It then discusses the implementation of the citizens' agenda, focusing on the need for the state to renew it's commitment to higher education. It notes that surveys of the general population, opinion leaders, university seniors, and employers will be used to inform the agenda. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois