ERIC Number: ED054715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Technical Education in the United Kingdom. Case Studies on Innovation in Higher Education.
Burgess, Tyrell; Pratt, John
This case study is concerned with 3 major innovations in higher education in England and Wales: creation of the National Council for Technological Awards, designation of 10 colleges of advanced technology, and designation of 30 polytechnics formed from existing colleges or groups of colleges. Following a suggested outline, this book includes: an introduction explaining objectives, the scope of the study and methods used; a general description of the reforms and their relationship to the country's educational and social systems; an analysis of the innovations in relation to expanding enrollments, size and growth problems and their translation into building concepts; and the provision of equal educational opportunity. The reforms are also analyzed with regard to: curricular changes such as interdisciplinary studies, the creation of institutions specializing in particular fields, organizational structure including institutional autonomy, administration and management, recruitment and status of teachers, teaching and research, teacher-student relations, and the role of students in the academic community. Consideration is given to the changing role of higher education in society, the incorporation of evaluation and planning methods in the new institutions, and planning. A lengthy appendix contains tabular data. (JS)
Descriptors: Administration, Innovation, Institutional Role, Organizational Change, Planning, Professional Education, Social Change, Teaching, Technical Education, Technical Institutes
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers: Great Britain