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Colleges in Consort


reviewed by Royce S. Pitkin - 1974

coverTitle: Colleges in Consort
Author(s): Franklin Patterson
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Implementing the Learning Society "explores how the efficiency of colleges and universities can be enhanced." It is contended that the exploration is needed because "resource commitments to higher education have considerably outstripped growth in the capacity to support higher education." Economic efficiency is defined as "fitting the character and quantity of products or outputs to demand. In broadest terms, it determines whether people are getting what they want from an economic activity." Presumably that system of higher education is efficient which conducts as much research of such types as the public demands and which graduates as many students as are demanded by occupational conditions. Obviously, such an approach is too simplistic as it fails to take into account the needs and desires of individuals or the diverse needs of society. About the best the authors can come up with for increasing the economic efficiency of colleges and universities is to make use... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 76 Number 2, 1974, p. 356-359
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1390, Date Accessed: 9/21/2020 3:45:14 AM

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