ERIC Number: ED334919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Aiming for a College Education: A Strategy for Scotland.
McPherson, Andrew; And Others
The report reviews British Petroleum's "Aiming for College Education" program in Scotland, a 5-year program to raise the aspirations of young people for post-compulsory education and for higher education in particular. The program invites local higher education institutions to consider initiatives in four areas (promotion and marketing, information and guidance, access and outreach, and institutional and curriculum development), with primary involvement of the Universities of Glasgow and Stratchlyde as well as Paisley and Glasgow Colleges. The report is in eight main sections: (1) an introduction; (2) an overview of the structure of higher education in Scotland; (3) the school route to higher education; (4) other routes to higher education; (5) progress within higher education; (6) recent attempts by higher education to recruit new entrants; (7) the place of further education; and (8) a strategy for planning interventions to increase higher education participation, and specific proposals in such areas as curricular integration, special entry schemes, part-time courses, and employer guarantees. Includes 12 references, 7 figures, and a glossary of abbreviations. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Articulation (Education), Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Occupational Aspiration, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Student Educational Objectives, Student Recruitment
BP Educational Service, P.O. Box 30, Blacknest Road, Alton, Hampshire, U.K. GU34 4PX.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: BP Exploration, Glasgow (Scotland).
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education.; Edinburgh Univ. (Scotland). Centre for Educational Sociology.
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