The Social Role of Higher Education in UK
History of higher education in UK
British higher education has a long history with abundant education resources and experience, and UK is considered to the first country to conduct higher education in the world (Ward, Ogbonna and Altan, 2008). Both Oxford and Cambridge are founded about 800 years ago. As the First World War broke out, science education was stimulated by setting up many new science subjects, such as engineering, aviation, chemistry and so on (Chambers, 2009). And then after Second World War, the Primer Minister Eden stated that victory belongs to those countries who own most advanced education system, but not who have large population (Chambers, 2009).www.51lunwen.org So he insisted to develop higher education deeply and cultivate more scientists, engineers and technicians. Followed by quick development, it came to the gradual perfection stage.
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