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Tertiary Education for the Knowledge Society: VOLUME 1 : Special features: Governance, Funding, Quality - VOLUME 2: Special features: Equity, Innovation, Labour Market, Internationalisation

 

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ISBN: 9789264046528
Publication: 16/9/2008

 

Tertiary Education for the Knowledge Society:

  • VOLUME 1 : Special features: Governance, Funding, Quality
  • VOLUME 2: Special features: Equity, Innovation, Labour Market, Internationalisation

Tertiary-education policy is increasingly important on national agendas. The widespread recognition that tertiary education is a major driver of economic competitiveness in an increasingly knowledge-driven global economy has made high-quality tertiary education more important than ever. The imperative for countries is to raise higher-level employment skills, to sustain a globally competitive research base and to improve knowledge dissemination to the benefit of society.

Tertiary Education for the Knowledge Society provides a thorough international investigation of tertiary education policy across its many facets – governance, funding, quality assurance, equity, research and innovation, academic career, links to the labour market and internationalisation. The report presents:

  • an analysis of the trends and developments in tertiary education;
  • a synthesis of research-based evidence on the impact of tertiary-education policies;
  • innovative and successful policies and practices that countries have implemented; and
  • tertiary-education policy options.

The report draws on the results of a major OECD review of tertiary education policy – the OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education -- conducted over the 2004-08 period in collaboration with 24 countries around the world.


Executive summary

 

Tertiary education policy is increasingly important on national agendas. The widespread recognition that tertiary education is a major driver of economic competitiveness in an increasingly knowledge-driven global economy has made high quality tertiary education more important than ever before. The imperative for countries is to raise higher-level employment skills, to sustain a globally competitive research base
and to improve knowledge dissemination to the benefit of society.

Tertiary education contributes to social and economic development through four major missions:

  • The formation of human capital (primarily through teaching);
  • The building of knowledge bases (primarily through research and knowledge development);
  • The dissemination and use of knowledge (primarily through interactions with knowledge users); and
  • The maintenance of knowledge (inter-generational storage and transmission of knowledge).

Complete executive summary


Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Setting the Stage: Impact, Trends and Challenges of Tertiary Education
  • Chapter 3. Setting the Right Course: Steering Tertiary Education .
  • Chapter 4. Matching Funding Strategies with National Priorities
  • Chapter 5. Assuring and Improving Quality
  • Chapter 6. Achieving Equity
  • Chapter 7. Enhancing the Role of Tertiary Education in Research and Innovation .
  • Chapter 8. The Academic Career: Adapting to Change .
  • Chapter 9. Strengthening Ties with the Labour Market
  • Chapter 10. Internationalisation: Shaping Strategies in the National Context
  • Chapter 11. What Next? The Challenges of Policy Implementation

 


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