ERIC Number: ED061867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb-10
Planning New Structures of Post-Secondary Education. Introductory Analysis and Draft Programme of Work.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Directorate for Scientific Affairs.
During the last decade there was a rapid expansion of postsecondary education in all member countries of OECD. In the present decade the growth in absolute student numbers will continue and, in many member countries, the relative rate of growth may well accelerate. In the first stage the main method used to meet quantitative problems posed by rising demand was to enlarge existing structures; in the second stage, expansion is creating important changes of kind in the structures themselves--in the size, character and curricula of existing institutions--and by causing increased concern on the part of governments with the size, form, and cost of the postsecondary sector as a whole. This OECD program seeks to review the structural changes now taking place in postsecondary education, to examine the form and feasibility of various models that are emerging in member countries, and to assist in a more efficient exchange of national and institutional experience. It is hoped that this will lead to the preparation of a major policy report based on a comparative analysis of structural innovations and their appropriate planning mechanisms. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Directorate for Scientific Affairs.
Note: This paper has been prepared by the Secretariat and should be considered as a working and discussion document in the framework of the OECD/STP activity concerning Long-term Planning and Future Structures of Post-secondary Education