ERIC Number: ED223147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Research into Higher Education: An Overview. R&D for Higher Education: Information on Research and Development for Higher Education. 1982:3.
Information on research efforts concerning higher education in Sweden is presented. The development of the research program has involved a shift of emphasis among four major problem areas (the role of higher education in society, the organization of higher education, the educational function, and the research function). While in the early 1970s typical studies of educational effects were concerned with various external measures of efficiency and productivity, 10 years later they are mainly concerned with the students' concept formation and the way in which the students acquire attitudes and values regarding the professional activities for which higher education prepares them. Examples of the content of research work are as follows: the long-term effects of higher education; the influence exerted by higher education on specialization and professionalization in working life; the role of higher education in the division of labor in society; the conditions governing the implementation of reforms; the interaction between different knowledge traditions and ideologies of education and research; surface-level and deep-level learning; the development of human sciences disciplines and the content and effects of research training; characteristics of the researcher's personality, including comparisions between natural and human sciences; and research culture and the research community. Current research projects are identified by title, state of completion, by type of project (problem area), and according to whether they are major research reports and doctoral theses to appear in 1982 or 1983. In addition, knowledge and problem surveys are identified by year and problem area, and information on research advisory groups are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: College Role, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Learning Processes, Research Projects, School Organization
National Swedish Board of Universities and Colleges, R&D Unit, P.O. Box 45501, S-104 30, Stockholm, Sweden.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Universities and Colleges, Stockholm. Research and Development Unit.