ERIC Number: ED060371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
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Relatorio: Reforma universitaria (Report: University Reform).
Ministerio da Educacao e Cultura, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a report by 11 experts invited by the Ministry of Education and Culture to give their views on Brazilian university reforms. The introduction to the report states the principles underlying the proposals for reform adapted to the current social transformation in Brazil. The legal and administrative status of higher institutions must be flexible, allowing them constantly to change with fluctuating economic and social developments. The question of linking secondary education to higher education is considered to be of primary importance. The experts suggested a single entrance examination valid for all universities. Another suggestion was a general preparatory course for new students. Other proposals include minimum curricula laid down nation-wide by the Federal Council on Education and an academic year of 180 days, but with the universities in operation continuously. Higher education must be expanded; the aim is to have 110,000 candidates pass the university entrance examination in 1969, and in 1970 to plan expansion for up to 1975. Measures are needed to solve the problem of candidates who pass the exam, but cannot find a place in the university. The numbers enrolled in medicine, engineering, and technology should be increased. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Administrative Change, Admission Criteria, Career Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Enrollment Projections, Higher Education, Secondary Education, Social Change, Student Participation, Teachers
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministerio da Educacao e Cultura, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).