ERIC Number: ED444640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Investigating Transfer Project, Phase III: A History of Transfer Policy and Practice in British Columbia.
Andres, Lesley; Dawson, Jane
This paper examines the historical development and current structure of transfer mechanisms within British Columbia (Canada), as reflected in a selection of reports, research studies, policy documents, and conversations with post-secondary education specialists in the province. It reviews the growth of the higher education system in British Columbia since the early 1960s. In tracing the trajectory of educational expansion, consolidation, and revision, this report demonstrates how transfer policies and practices have evolved. Clearly, the recommendations set forth in the MacDonald Report in 1962 were so instrumental in shaping the higher education system that they have had significant implications for transfer effectiveness and for the kinds of transfer-related problems with which students and institutions have had to deal. In particular, the MacDonald report's recommendation that universities and colleges function as autonomously as possible has meant that the need for significant and ongoing effort in ensuring co-ordination and articulation among the many institutions within the system has been considerable. However, a number of persistent problems remain. Many committees associated with the issue of transfer, and existing policies and practices, have focused on honing and refining--rather than completely overhauling and rebuilding--the system. The paper also features an annotated review of materials on transfer research and policy in British Columbia. (Contains 42 references.) (VWC)
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Transfer Programs
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, Vancouver.
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver.
Identifiers - Location: Canada