ERIC Number: ED215603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Access to Higher Education. Programme of Study into the Future of Higher Education. Research into Higher Education Monographs.
Fulton, Oliver, Ed.; And Others
Issues pertaining to access to higher education in Great Britain are considered in seven papers. Medium- and long-term policy issues concerning the demand for and access of British residents to higher education at the undergraduate level are reviewed by Oliver Fulton, who also outlines policies to increase demand and improve access, along with research and information needs. Recent trends in the number and characteristics of people qualifying for and beginning courses of higher education in England and Wales are examined by John H. Farrant. Martin Trow considers access from a comparative perspective, considering in particular Great Britain, which has high standards and constrained access, and the United States, which has easy access and problematic achievement. Alan Gordon examines the range of factors influencing the educational choices of young people between the ages of 15 and 18, including social factors, the influence of school-related factors, and the effects of economic variables. Geoffrey Squires reviews factors affecting educational demand by mature students, and examines the role of policy on the demand equation. After introductory comments by Oliver Fulton, Ernest Rudd considers demand for and access to postgraduate study, full-time and part-time study, reasons for postgraduate study, and student selection. Additionally, after an introduction by Oliver Fulton, Maureen Woodhall addresses demand and access to higher education by overseas students. Bibliographies are included for the individual papers. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Adult Students, College Admission, College Attendance, Comparative Education, Educational Demand, Educational Policy, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Student Characteristics
The Society for Research into Higher Education, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 5XH, England.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Research into Higher Education, Ltd., London (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain; United States; Wales
Note: Revised papers from a Seminar of the Leverhulme Programme of Study into the Future of Higher Education (Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland, June 29-July 1, 1981).