Society’s requirements for k-12 confront higher education

Barry Munitz, Rosemary Papalewis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


For the first time in American higher education dramatic metamorphosis must occur without incremental resources or broad public support, and with the major potential competitors not being other academic institutions. The fundamental transformation may be inevitable, but it is not clear where it will lead, and there is no consistent vision about how higher education ought to look as a result. Without such an overview of the future to structure and insulate a planning process, there can be greater risks than potential rewards to institutional leaders who try to use planning to leverage change, even for those who value the process more than the product. Without the ability to tackle the unknown, planning becomes a technical process of perpetuating past techniques onto future scenarios. To enter an even more treacherous arena, like the reform of K-12 education, is to invite disaster and depression-but society, led by our traditional academic institution, has no choice (Ehrlich, Munitz and Wellman, in press).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Role of the University in the Preparation of Teachers.
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)0203982061, 9781135707583
ISBN (Print)0750708824, 9780750708838
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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