ERIC Number: ED345591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
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Non-University Sectors and the Provision of Higher Education in OECD Countries: Problematics of Articulation.
Campbell, Malcolm B.
This paper identifies issues currently arising in efforts to coordinate public policy concerning competing sectors of postsecondary education in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Countries (OECD). It is presented as a result of the OECD's advisement that these industrialized countries need to further strengthen education and training of the labor force. The issues center on questions relative to student accessibility, emergence of a third sector based largely on propriety education, and "the blurring of institutional boundaries" between traditional non-university sectors coupled with the trend toward vocationalism characteristic of new configurations of higher education provision. It is noted that government-sanctioned public policies, not market forces exclusively, should guide the formation of comprehensive and total post-secondary provision, especially as the policies of industrialized countries center on the articulation of competing sectors involved in little-noted realignments of function and purpose. The database for the paper is composed of studies from the following OECD countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Western Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Organisation for Economic Cooperation
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (Annapolis, MD, March 12-15, 1992).