ERIC Number: ED065084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
The Regional University Centers: Innovation in Chile.
Feliz, George C.
In 1960 a regional college at Temuco, Chile was established to take education to the people of that area and to reach citizens outside metropolitan areas where the only post-secondary institutions were located. In 1961 another regional college at La Serena was established with 6 additional regional centers in operation by 1970. These institutions, now campuses of the University of Chile, have had great impact on the people of the country in offering educational opportunities that were before close to impossible. This study presents the trends, conditions, and problems of the centers during their first decade, and draws heavily on responses from samplings in the centers and their communities. Contents include sections on the origins, functions, and evolution of the centers; their structure, organization, and decisionmaking; their curricula; their instructors, students, and graduates; community and regional relations; budgeting and financial support; perspectives and observations on current issues; and conclusions regarding the founding of a new type of higher education institution. (HS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.