ERIC Number: ED154657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Academic Differentiation in National Systems of Higher Education. Yale Higher Education Research Group Working Paper.
Clark, Burton R.
The knowledge work of higher education is carried out in every country in a differentiated structure that divides and allocates tasks within and among institutions; Certain features of differentiation are likely to be common among national systems: the basic sectioning of the natural sciences in such fields as physics, chemistry, and biology, and well-defined subfields thereof, has wide currency. But many features of differentiation, such as the division of labor among institutional types, vary widely among nations. Whatever the combination of sections and tiers within institutions, and sectors and hierarchies among them, the prevailing structure sets many of the problems of coordination and control and conditions nearly all important issues of continuity and reform. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Governance, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, International Education, Power Structure
Higher Education Research Group, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University, 1732 Yale Station, New Haven, Connecticut 06520
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. Inst. for Social and Policy Studies.