ERIC Number: ED232514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Research on Higher Education. Long Term Development of Knowledge.
R&D for Higher Education, 1983:2
A program of research into higher education in Sweden is described. Focal areas of the research program are as follows: the role of higher education in society, the organization of higher education, the research function, and the educational function. Over 90 projects have been undertaken in 12 disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. The development of the program is illustrated in two tables, one showing how resources have been distributed between the problem areas, and another illustrating the shifts in the involvement of the various disciplines. The tables include a general prediction for 1984-1989. It is noted that studies on the effects of higher education in the early 1970s focused on measures of efficiency and productivity, while 10 years later concept formation of students is the focus of interest. In addition to issues presently studied (e.g., research environment and research organization), the following broad issues will also be given special priority: the organization of higher education and the content of research and teaching; knowledge, education, and the division of labor in society; and higher education and cultural life. A list of 24 ideas papers on research into higher education is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: College Role, Education Work Relationship, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Research Projects, School Community Relationship, School Organization
National Swedish Board of Universities and Colleges, Research and Development Unit, P.O. Box 45501, S-104 30 Stockholm, Sweden.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Universities and Colleges, Stockholm. Research and Development Unit.