ERIC Number: ED191379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Research into Higher Education: An Overview. R&D for Higher Education, 1980:6.
Brief description of the focus of five areas of research into higher education conducted by the National Swedish Board of Universities and Colleges are presented. These five research or problem areas are as follows: the role of higher education in society, higher education as a system (structure and governance), the environment and working methods of research, the environment and working methods of teaching, and research and development organization and planning. The scope and working methods of the overall research program are discussed, and the following information is provided: the distribution of money between areas and subjects, a list of research projects in progress, conferences and problem area meetings held in recent years, and a current list of knowledge and problem surveys in connection with the research program. Among the specific research projects are the following: followup surveys of the importance of education in connection with the vocational choices, incomes, and further education interest of individuals; the way that knowledge and values essential to the vocational role are learned in a number of professional courses of studies; the connection between the formal and informal elements of the processes of governance; the emergence of reform of higher education; international comparative studies of university and higher education organization; and questions relating to the role and organization of sectoral research in higher education (SW)
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Role, Comparative Education, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Governance, Higher Education, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Research Projects, Teaching Methods
National Board of Universities and Colleges, R&D Unit, P.O. Box 45501, S-104 30 Stockholm, Sweden
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Universities and Colleges, Stockholm. Research and Development Unit.