ERIC Number: ED247803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Study Service: A Tool of Innovation in Higher Education. Papers on Higher Education, No. 6.
Monal, Isabel; And Others
Case studies of study service activities (activities that adapt higher education more closely to the community) are examined. The document describes 21 such studies, one from each of 21 countries, undertaken by college students in the community. Background information is included on the origin, conditions, and need for study service in higher education, along with principles underlying the programs and concept of study service. Trends are also described concerning the development and refinement of objectives, the growth and expanded role of study service programs, the diversity of programs, and new forms of international cooperation. After identifying problem areas regarding study service, future prospects are suggested. It is claimed that study service programs have neglected some areas of action by focusing mainly on socioeconomic objectives (rural development and public health and hygiene), and educational objectives (elimination of illiteracy, and post-elementary activities). It is recommended that attention should be directed toward broader social and cultural problems. The case study countries are: Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, East Germany, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Israel, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, Poland, Rumania, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Tanzania, the United States, and Zambia. (SW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Cooperative Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Objectives, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, School Community Relationship
UNESCO, 7, Place de Fontenoy, Paris, France 75700.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers: Brazil; Canada; Costa Rica; Cuba; Czechoslovakia; East Germany; Egypt; Guyana; India; Indonesia