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AuthorBenveniste, Guy. author
TitleFrom Mass to Universal Education [electronic resource] : The Experience of the State of California and its Relevance to European Education in the Year 2000 / by Guy Benveniste, Charles Benson
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1976
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Descript XVIII, 126 p. online resource


precise, appeared until the recent crisis - to many Americans from the East of America's America, as the whole of America seemed to Europeans of a century ago: extreme and strange, full of violent contrasts, contradictory, over-advanced, neo primitive and savage, a land where everything is possible, the hippies and the religious-political fundamentalism of the Orange County, Marcuse, Angela Davis and Norman Brown, Esalen, the new consciousness. Alan Watts and Carlos Castaneda, as well as Patricia Hearst and the Symยญ bionese Liberation Army, Richard Nixon and his men, the Satan religion, outrageous crimes such as that of the Manson "family" and incredibly scanยญ dalous business deals. For better or worse, California appears as a sort of preview of the European society of the future: the land of the Western World with the greatest immigration and population growth, with enormous cities which in the textbooks of your childhood were hardly even mentioned, e.g. Los Angeles, or were not mentioned at all, as in the case of San Diego and San Jose, a considerable urban development which has taken place almost overnight


I. The Economy of California: How It has Developed and How It is Related to the Educational System -- A Few Introductory Remarks -- Income in California -- The Population of the State -- A First View of Labor Force -- California Manufacturing -- Occupations, Present and Projected -- The Public Sector in California -- II. Structure of the Education System in California -- The Structure of Education -- School Districts are Independent Units of Government -- Unequal Resources for Education -- The Growing Role of Federal Aid -- Complex System of Coordination -- State Board Controls are Limited but Rigidities are Present -- The Private Elementary and Secondary Schools -- The System of Higher Education -- Financing -- Differentiated Admission -- High Rates of Drop-out -- Access to Higher Education -- Enrollments -- An Overview of Education in California -- III. The Expansion of Education in California: A Closer Examination -- Projections of Educational Out-turn and the Problem of Educated Unemployed -- Expenditure Flows in Different Branches of the California Education System -- The Rising Concern with Internal Efficiency -- Public Elementary and Secondary Schools -- The University of California -- Alternatives for Fiscal Reform -- The Schools -- Higher Education -- The Social Efficiency of Californiaโ{128}{153}s Educational Enterprises -- IV. Planning โ{128}{148} Success or Failure? -- State Budgeting for Public Higher Education -- The Master Plan: Its Relations to Annual Budgeting -- The Period of Disenchantment -- Program Budgeting: Another Failure? -- Manpower Planning -- V. Adult Education in California -- The โ{128}{152}Hiddenโ{128}{153} Adult Education Activity -- Business and Industry -- Government -- The Military -- Poverty Programs -- Television -- Correspondence -- Proprietary Schools -- โ{128}{152}Freeโ{128}{153} Universities -- Other Programs -- More Visible Adult Education Programs -- The University -- General Extension -- Agricultural Extension -- The State Colleges -- Community or Junior College -- Secondary Schools -- The Extended University -- VI. Future Trends in Californiaโ{128}{153}s Educational System -- The Changing Functions of Education in California and the Consequences for Planning -- Implications for Policy -- Bibliography โ{128}{148} A selection -- Biographical Notes

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