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International Review of Social Research

Print ISSN: 2069-8267
Online ISSN:2069-8534
Frequency: Three times a year
Current volume: 4/2014

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June 2014; Volume 4, Issue 2.


Policy of Reduction of Study Places in Communist Romania: Case Study of the Academic Year 1982-1983 (pages 97-110)
Article first published online: 30 June 2014

Keywords: study places, communism, higher education, planning, Nicolae Ceaușescu..

Abstract. In the Romanian education system, the 1980s were a time of major constraints. The most severe decline in the number of places allocated to the admission in the higher education system occurred in the preparation of the academic year 1982/1983, and this trend continued albeit less drastic in the following years. In this paper, I try to provide answers to the following questions: which was the overall weight of the cuts? How were the cuts distributed among forms of higher education – day courses, evening courses and extramural courses? What were the reasons behind these cuts? Were the cuts motivated by the employers’ demand of graduates?

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