ERIC Number: ED172611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Two Paths to Mass Higher Education: Issues and Outcomes in Belgium and France. Yale Higher Education Research Group Working Paper.
Geiger, Roger L.
The patterns of development of mass higher education in France and Belgium are compared. Student enrollment data, governmental measures taken to meet needs, and effects of the action within higher education are examined. Results of mass higher education in terms of its principal expectations and future prospects are also analyzed. France and Belgium are eighth and ninth respectively in the rate of increase in higher education from 1950 to 1965. In France the transition to mass higher education has led to a complete restructuring of the predominant sector of higher education, and the process is even now incomplete. Belgium has made this transition without significant alterations in the basic structure of its institutions. The cases of the two countries offer some suggestive material about the social consequences of different forms of system organizational structure in higher education. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Comparative Education, Educational Status Comparison, Educational Trends, Enrollment Rate, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Higher Education, Organizational Climate, Public Education, School Organization, Social Influences, State Colleges
Higher Education Research Group, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University, 1732 Yale Station, New Haven, CT 06520
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. Inst. for Social and Policy Studies.
Identifiers: Belgium; France