ERIC Number: ED393327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
An Attempt To Raise the Status of Undergraduate Teaching. Five Years with the Council for the Renewal of Undergraduate Education.
Jalling, Hans; Carlsson, Marten
Studies of Higher Education and Research, n2-3 1995
This report documents the founding and evolution of the Council for the Renewal of Undergraduate Education, established by the Swedish government in 1990 to enhance the quality of undergraduate teaching at Swedish higher education institutions and improve the status of university teaching vis-a-vis research. It discusses the state of Swedish higher education in the 1980s, government initiatives in higher education, and the need to improve undergraduate teaching. It outlines the various duties of the Council, including the implementation of integrated environmental studies in all disciplines; the recruitment of larger numbers of female students in technology and the sciences; the creation of national networks for computer assisted learning; the activities of the Swedish Case Method Centre; the development of the Teacher Exchange Program; and the initiation of an "academy" of eminent and committed academic teachers, the Society of Living Pedagogues. The report also describes the establishment of "sister" Councils in Australia and elsewhere. (Contains 38 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Trends, Environmental Education, Federal Legislation, Females, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Planning Commissions, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Public Agencies, Student Recruitment, Teacher Exchange Programs, Undergraduate Study
Council for Studies of Higher Education, P.O. Box 45501, S-104 30, Stockholm, Sweden.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Studies of Higher Education, Stockholm (Sweden).