ERIC Number: ED414819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Academic Reforms in the World: Situation and Perspective in the Massification Stage of Higher Education. Reports of the 1997 Six-Nation Higher Education Project Seminar (Hiroshima, Japan February 6-7, 1997). RIHE International Seminar Reports, No.10.
Hiroshima Univ. (Japan). Research Inst. for Higher Education.
This volume presents papers presented at an international seminar conducted as part of the Six Nation Education Research Project, a project identifying aspects of higher education that currently confront educational systems in all countries. A keynote address by Robert Zemsky, titled "Seminar on Post-Massification," examines trends in the United States, including the price-income squeeze in access to higher education and the reduced demand for young workers, and suggests that such trends may generalize to other nations. Six country reports are then presented: (1) "Massification of Higher Education and Academic Reforms in Japan" (Akira Arimoto); (2) "Trends in Higher Education from Massification to Post-Massification" (United States) (Patricia J. Gumport and others); (3) "Current Issues in Higher Education" (Switzerland) (Francois Grin, Christoph Metzger, and Andreas Gruner); (4) "Trends in University Reform in the Context of Massification" (Singapore) (S. Gopinathan and Susan B. Morriss); (5) "Reform and Development of China's Higher Education System in the Past Decade" (Wei Xin); and (6) "Higher Education in a Federal System" (Germany) (Wilfried Hartmann). Two summary papers are: "Reforms as a Response to Massification of Higher Education: A Comparative View" (Ulrich Teichler), and a commentary on conference discussions by Keith J. Morgan. Two special papers are also included: "Approaches to Mass Higher Education: A Comparison of Change in Britain and Australia" (Keith J. Morgan), and "Cross-National Study on Academic Organizational Reforms in Post-Massification Stage" (Akira Arimoto). (Individual papers contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Comparative Education, Cultural Differences, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Public Education, Public Policy, Trend Analysis
Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University, 2-2, Kagamiyama 1-chome, Higashi-Hiroshima, 739 Japan.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hiroshima Univ. (Japan). Research Inst. for Higher Education.