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Página 9 - The needs of the oncoming millions of individuals with varying capacities and interests will call for a broader range of educational opportunities, and less rigid time requirements." 4. "Many more able and qualified teachers will be needed than present efforts can provide.
Página 7 - ... 2. The needs of the individual and of society plus an unprecedented growth in the population of post-high school age will far outrun the present or planned capacity of existing colleges and universities and other post-high-school institutions.— The vital statistics have been stated and restated. Each year's new data on population and enrollments are translating earlier estimates into reality. While there is time, plans must be made to provide the needed capacity— in teachers, buildings, and...
Página 8 - The growth of community and junior colleges is a significant development of our educational system in this century and is probably the next logical step in filling in and rounding out our educational system.
Página 4 - Nation; (2) every individual, regardless of race, creed, color or national origin, shall have the opportunity to develop his or her best self, to continue appropriate education up to his or her personal point of optimum development...
Página 2 - Committee's plans; and established a course of action to provoke widespread discussion in every State and region, to identify and bring to the attention of the Nation the most critical problems of post-high school education, and to stimulate action to solve them. As a part of the whole task, the Committee and its staff have made a series of studies defining the basic problems in the following areas: (1) The demand and need for education beyond the high school; (2) the resources to meet the demand...
Página 1 - The inescapable fact about the future of education beyond the high school is that in 1956 almost twice as many children will be born in the United States as were born in 1936. Already more people than ever before are attending the Nation's colleges, universities, and other post-high school educational institutions, yet the impact of the greatly increased birth rates of the past 15 years will shortly strike, and will be felt with mounting intensity each year as far into the future as we can foresee....
Página 10 - ... resources afford. (Page 5) The profession of college teaching must be recognized and rewarded equally with other professions in order to attract and retain qualified individuals. Talented young people often will not select teaching because they have found it does not provide the economic advantages of other professions. Teachers are leaving the profession for better paid jobs in numbers so large as to justify the most serious concern. Immediate steps must be taken to reverse this trend. The Committee...
Página 4 - ¡zed by four attributes: Quantity . . . there must be a sufficient number of institutions and qualified faculty persons to provide for all qualified students . . . Quality ... the quality of opportunity offered must be good ... we must find ways of meeting the pressure of numbers without jeopardizing the quality of present educational opportunities...
Página 10 - Many more able and qualified teachers will be needed than present efforts can provide." 5. "There must be promptly formulated an explicit, considered policy as to the role of the Federal Government in education beyond the high school.
Página 5 - Colleges and universities alone will enroll from 3 to 5 million additional students by 1970, possibly more. An additional quarter of a million teachers will be required, by the most conservative estimates. The costs will increase steadily as the numbers of students and teachers grow and as salaries are raised to levels comparable to those of other professions. At the same time, a study of the current American manpower situation clearly points up two closely related facts. First, of our Nation's most...

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