ERIC Number: ED333771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The First Years of Study at Fachhochschulen and Universities in the Federal Republic of Germany. Werkstattberichte 28.
This study aimed to synthesize the scattered sources of information available on the 3-year, technically oriented Fachhochschulen type of higher education in the Federal Republic of Germany. Organized into six sections, the book starts with a review of the organization of the higher education system including the trend towards a unitary system, the establishment of the comprehensives and the Fachhochschulen, institutional patterns, options for qualified school leavers, higher education objectives, and administrative and legal arrangements. The second section examines course content and organization including entrance qualifications and admissions, duration of studies, practical periods, certification, and curricular innovation. A third section seeks to assess the prestige of institutional types in particular the Fachhochschulen versus the universities. Section four provides a statistical overview in the form of tables with detailed explanation. The fifth section treats teachers in the Fachhochschulen as they compare to the staff at universities qualitatively, and with regard to career, status and duties beyond their major functions. The concluding section takes a look at the past and future of the Fachhochschulen, in particular the difficulties this type of higher education faces due to the societal environment in West Germany which continues to regard the traditional university education as best. (JB)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Admission Criteria, Course Content, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Trends, Employment Opportunities, Faculty Workload, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Postsecondary Education, School Organization, Selective Admission, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Responsibility, Teachers, Vocational Education
Institut European d'Education, et de Politique Sociale, c/o Universite Dauphine, l, Place du Marechal de lattre de Tassigny 75118 Paris, France ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kassel Univ. (West Germany). Scientific Center for Professional and University Research.
Identifiers: Fachhochschulen; West Germany