ERIC Number: ED364668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Vocational Education in the Netherlands: A Survey of the Current Situation in Higher Commercial Education.
Van Meel, R. M.; Jansen, B. P. G. M.
The institutes that provide higher vocational education (HVE) constitute one of the three major branches of higher education in the Netherlands. Three actors play a decisive role in HVE: the government, the Council for Higher Vocational Education, and the institutes. The main factors exerting an influence on HVE include the following: the increasing possibilities of information technology; the changing socioeconomic needs with reference to higher education; and the role of the government, in particular the change in legal and financial regulations. In the past decade, important policy changes have taken place with respect to higher education. A movement toward the consolidation of institutes has been launched to obtain a more acceptable level of organizational effectiveness. Autonomy, diversification, and financial responsibility are the core elements of the reform movement whose goals are greater efficiency and enhancement of educational quality. Business economics, commercial business economics, and business information technology study programs attract the large majority of students in full-time and part-time education. Section 3 provides descriptions of 10 HVE institutes that offer these three programs. Each description includes address and telephone number, director, features of the institute, organization of education, and part-time course. (Contains 41 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Business Administration Education, Curriculum, Economics Education, Educational Development, Educational Policy, Federal Government, Foreign Countries, Full Time Students, Higher Education, Information Technology, Open Universities, Part Time Students, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Centre for Educational Technology and Innovation, Open University, P.O. Box 2960, 6401 DL Heerlen, The Netherlands (20 guilders).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Heerlen (Netherlands). Centre for Educational Technological Innovation.