Characterization of Disagreements Related to the Implantation of New Study Programs in the Spanish University

By Clemente Rodríguez Sabiote and José Alvarez Rodríguez.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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The reform in Higher Education teaching implemented in Spain during the last decade through the implantation of new study programs has generated, besides unquestionable benefits, a set of weakness of a singular nature. Precisely this empiric study has shown, by means of the classificatory power of multidimensional scaling and taking as object of study the Faculty of Sciences of Education of the University of Granada, the existence of disagreements. The most serious disagreements are related to structural aspects and not to the educative dimension. The result of this research reinforces the hypothesis that changes at Spanish University teaching have mainly consisted in a structural review of courses (timetables, management, subdivision of subjects...) and it has not taken into account new curricula implantation.

Keywords: New Study Programs, Multidimensional Scaling

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.481-490. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 608.275KB).

Dr. Clemente Rodríguez Sabiote

University of Granada, Granada, Andalucia, Spain

Lecturer of the Diagnosis and Research Methods in Education Department at the University of Granada.

Dr. José Alvarez Rodríguez

Professor, Departamento de Pedagogía, University of Granada, Granada, Andalucia, Spain

Lecturer of the Pedagogy Department at the University of Granada.

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