ERIC Number: ED334908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Alternatives to Universities.
Gellert, Claudius; And Others
This report charts the recent development of the non-university sector of higher education in some OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries. It shows that during the 1980s this sector most often succeeded in enhancing its standing and recognition among students, employers, and the academic world alike. Its progress in the 1990s will depend on how it meets the challenge of greater competition from the universities on the one side, and the growing postsecondary "third" sector--market oriented and often private--on the other. The countries surveyed are: Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Part 1 of this volume reviews and discusses recent trends and developments in the non-university sector, its main current features and the reasons behind its success under prevailing socio-economic conditions. Part 2 gives a substantial summary of the findings and conclusions of the general report and draws their implications for policy. Contains a 45-item bibliography. (GLR)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Educational Finance, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Job Placement, Nontraditional Education, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Student Characteristics
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Publication Type: Reports - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers: Austria; Canada; France; Germany; Japan; Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; United Kingdom; United States