ERIC Number: ED247871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Functions and Problems of the Urban University: A Comparative Perspective.
City Univ. of New York, NY. Graduate School. Center for European Studies.
Issues concerning the urban university in Great Britain, France, Sweden, Japan, and West Germany are considered in the five selected conference papers that make up this document. In "Analysis in Politics: The Regionalization of Swedish Higher Education," Rune Premfors discusses how Swedish regionalization of higher education used partisan analysis. Ulrich Teichler's article, "Urban Higher Education: Experiences from Germany and Japan," compares policies in Japan and Germany and notes that neither nation excluded the idea of an urban university. A second article by Teichler, "Regionalization in West German Post-Secondary Institutions," discusses three goal-models of regionalization and conditions favoring the existence of urban universities. "Problems of the Urban University: Great Britain and U.S.A.," by Maurice Kogan, notes that Great Britain's system responds to the needs of industry and society by allowing college entrance only to students with high scores. He suggests that America's longer experience with urban universities might lead to providing solutions to the problem of wider access. In the final article, "Demography, Demogogy and Decline: or, How the Universities in France and Britain are Neither Grinning nor Bearing It," Guy Neave compares university systems in France and Great Britain, both of which aim to bring the university in line with the needs of the market place. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Graduate School. Center for European Studies.
Identifiers: France; Great Britain; Japan; Sweden; United States; West Germany
Note: Papers presented by European scholars at the conference on functions and problems of the university (New York, NY, March 21-22, 1982).