ERIC Number: ED224400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
U 68--A Study of the Origins of the Reform of Higher Education. R&D for Higher Education. Information on Research and Development for Higher Education. 1982:4.
Ruin, Olof; Lindensjo, Bo
A study of the evolution of the reform of Swedish higher education is summarized. The study focuses on the goals, dimensions, and organization of the change, discussed in the context of state intervention, public policy, planning, and authority in European higher education. Three theories of the development of higher education (interventionist, technocratic, and politicization) are provided. Various stages and elements in the evolution of the reform are chronicled: 1960s expansion, the 1968 Commission on Higher Education and its inquiry process, discussion of educational goals, enrollment limitations or distribution, reorganization, and the final adoption of reform. The actual reform is analyzed as a political process based on four dominant planning ideologies that have redefined and reinterpreted major goals. These ideologies are bureaucratic-administrative, economic-technocratic, political-corporative, and symbolic. A brief bibliography is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Federal Government, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Political Influences, Public Policy, Statewide Planning
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.