ERIC Number: ED049696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Three German Universities: Aachen, Bochum, Konstanz. Case Studies on Innovation in Higher Education.
Boning, E.; Roeloffs, K.
This report, one of a series of case studies on innovation in higher education, presents a detailed description and evaluation of the innovative features of three German universities, as well as a brief survey of the German national policy situation with regard to higher education. Of the three, the two at Bochum and Konstanz are new foundations, whereas at Aachen philosophical and medical faculties have recently been added to a traditionally technical university. Part I of the report discusses the general context of the study, including the selected institutions, their place in society and the national educational system, and the factors and circumstances which led to the creation of the new institutions. Part II presents a problem oriented analysis of the different facets of the institutions, including the problem of coping with numbers, providing equality of opportunity, the content and structure of studies and interdisciplinary approach, specialization, organizational structures, recruitment and status of teachers, teaching and research, organization and methods of teaching and student-teacher relations, roles and status of students, evaluation and planning, and cost and financing. Part III, the conclusions, deals with the motivations for innovation, and innovation in the various parts of the academic community. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).