Curbing Campus Violence.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Campus protests of the sixties have taken the form of unlawful, irrational and violent dissent which resulted in serious confrontations on campuses throughout the nation. Despite popular opinion as formulated by the mass media, dissent is not the dominant mood in American college students, and active demonstrators constitute a very small minority of a student body. Student unrest is attributed to the war in Southeast Asia, the conditions of minority groups, the changing status and attitude of youth in America, the character of todays university, public opinion of student protest, and changes in the culture and structure of society, to include the lengthened period of adolescent dependency and the desire of youth to become involved in controversial issues. To cope with the problem of campus unrest colleges and universities must establish rules of conduct to be observed by students and faculty, student government must be revitalized and become involved in institutional administration, channels of communication must remain open, and an attitude of understanding and cooperation must prevail. Modified author abstract
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