ERIC Number: ED392982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Policy Review of Government Intervention in Post-Secondary Vocational Education in British Columbia.
Past, present, and possible future government involvement in postsecondary education in British Columbia was analyzed. Special attention was paid to the following topics: challenges facing British Columbia's education system and the importance of postsecondary vocational education; issues in postsecondary education and adult education; the rationale for government intervention; current government intervention in the market and its effectiveness; policy options and goals; and possible policy alternatives (maintain the status quo, privatize, subsidize the private market, equalize, and rationalize). A set of policies was recommended to rationalize the existing system of postsecondary education by taking the following steps: continuing the substantial roles of the federal government and public education postsecondary education while working to increase interprovincial cooperation and a unified national approach coordinated at the federal level; significantly expanding the role of the private sector; facilitating bridge building between the public and private sectors; and withdrawing from those markets where private institutions would be able to provide educational services more efficiently than public institutions can. (A total of 15 recommendations to the provincial government, federal government, public institutions, and private training industry are included along with 18 tables/figures and 78 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Change Strategies, Coordination, Economic Impact, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Change, Educational Economics, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Enrollment, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Needs Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Private Education, Public Education, Public Policy, School Business Relationship, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: British Columbia
Note: Master's of Business Administration project, Simon Fraser University.