ERIC Number: ED253137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Digest of UNESCO Studies and Documents on the Democratization of Higher Education. Papers on Higher Education, No. 7.
Goodridge, R.; Layne, A.
Premises and conditions necessary to foster the democratization of higher education, particularly in the context of lifelong education, are summarized. Attention is directed to: measures that have been followed in various countries to promote admission to and completion of higher studies; and achievements and obstacles confronted in these efforts. Special consideration is paid to democratization as it affects the disadvantaged. Based on a review of UNESCO studies, conclusions and recommendations regarding the promotion of democratization are also addressed. In addition to student admission and persistence, democratization of higher education is considered to include: making the content of education correspond to students' interests; raising the consciousness of staff/students about social issues; developing the skills and attitudes needed by students when they seek employment; making students aware of community needs; and promoting educational articulation between countries. Measures that have been followed to foster democratization involve financial, organizational, and structural efforts, and specifically field experience programs, distance education, curriculum reform, and efforts to link education, research and production. Examples from various countries and colleges are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Access to Education, College Admission, College Curriculum, Comparative Education, Course Content, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Disadvantaged, Distance Education, Educational Opportunities, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, International Organizations, Lifelong Learning, School Community Relationship, School Holding Power
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).