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ERIC Number: EJ798836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Evaluating Student Allocation in the Portuguese Public Higher Education System
Portela, Miguel; Areal, Nelson; Sa, Carla; Alexandre, Fernando; Cerejeira, Joao; Carvalho, Ana; Rodrigues, Artur
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v56 n2 p185-203 Aug 2008
This paper characterizes and evaluates the student allocation in the Portuguese public higher education system. It describes the supply and demand sides of the system by looking at the "numerus clausus" across areas of study and institutions, institutions' degree of diversity, and performance and adjustment indicators based on students' revealed preferences. Performance indicators quantify the adequacy between demand and supply, across institutions and fields of study, and gauge the performance of public higher education institutions in the competition for candidates. Adjustment indicators allow us to predict the potential impact of changes in higher education regulations on student allocation and its stability. According to these indicators, such changes could result in an expansion for some institutions and fields of study, whereas other institutions might face a reduction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal