ERIC Number: ED176625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Process of Implementation of Higher Education Reforms. R & D for Higher Education, 1979: 4.
The process of implementation of higher education reforms at nine universities and colleges in France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Norway, and the United Kingdom is identified and compared; and a framework for implementation analysis is presented. After a brief review of the background for the study, the conceptual framework is explored. The steps in the process are defined and a sequential model is proposed as follows: (1) pressures for reform, (2) policy formulation process, (3) adopted reform with specific goals, (4) implementation process, and (5) outcomes. It is explained that the research is based on a set of nine case studies in the seven countries, and represent reforms adopted between the early or middle 1960's or early 1970's whose implementation process is sufficiently advanced to allow for meaningful analysis. All the reforms have the common denominator of broadening access to higher education, while at the same time representing disparate higher education systems (e.g., political and administrative centralization and decentralization, unitary and binary systems). Work done on the first two phases of the project is discussed and future work is outlined. The outline of the case studies is discussed and it is stated that the core of the study is the description of the implementation process. (PHR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Models, Program Development, Program Implementation
National Board of Universities and Colleges, P.O. Box 45501, S-104 30 Stockholm, Sweden
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Universities and Colleges, Stockholm. Research and Development Unit.
Identifiers: Europe; France; Italy; Norway; Poland; Sweden; United Kingdom; West Germany