Schwartzman, Simon, "Opportunity and Crisis in Higher Education", Higher Education; 1988, 17, 1, 99-119.

Abstract: The current situation in Brazilian higher education is discussed in the context of: (1) its historical background; (2) the 1968 reform & its unintended consequences; & (3) the recommendations of the 1985 Presidential Commission on higher education. The implications of these recommendations in terms of the introduction of interinstitution differentiation & greater autonomy are explored with particular reference to the part played in the eventual shelving of the proposals by pressure groups in the Brazilian system. Though pressure groups may block radical changes, continuing debate on the issues raised can form the background to piecemeal & incremental changes in the desirable direction. 3 Tables, 11 References. HA (Copyright 1988, Sociological Abstracts, Inc., all rights reserved.) <