ERIC Number: ED091983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Problems in the Transition from Elite to Mass Higher Education.
In every advanced society the problems of higher education are problems associated with growth. Growth poses a variety of problems for the education systems that experience it and for the societies that support them. These problems arise in every part of higher education--in its finance, in its government and administration; in its recruitment and selection of students; in its curriculum and forms of instruction; in its recruitment, training, and socialization of staff--growth has its impact on every form of activity and manifestation of higher education. This essay argues that the problems facing higher education can be understood better as different manifestations of a related cluster of problems, and that they arise out of the transition from one phase to another in a broad pattern of development of higher education, a transition from elite to mass higher education, and subsequently to universal access. Underlying this pattern of development are growth and expansion. (Author/MJM)
Descriptors: Educational Problems, Enrollment, Equal Education, Financial Problems, Growth Patterns, Higher Education
Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, 1947 Center Street, Berkeley, California 94704 (Free)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Commission on Higher Education , Berkeley, CA.