ERIC Number: ED353934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education and Employment: The Changing Relationship. Recent Developments in Continuing Professional Education. Country Study: Italy.
Avveduto, Sveva; Moscati, Roberto
This report, one of a series of country studies on higher education and employment particularly in continuing professional education, looks at recent developments in Italy. Following an introduction which offers basic data on higher education in Italy, Chapter I reviews the current challenges and demands facing the Italian system, in particular in relation to the productivity of higher education and the labor market and the university reform movement. Chapter II looks at the legislative and institutional framework for continuing professional education. Chapter III offers a quantitative analysis of the role of different actors in continuing professional education: universities, and small and large private companies offering their own training programs. Chapter IV analyzes the role of the university in higher continuing professional education beginning with the legislative and institutional framework and including analysis of costs, student characteristics, faculty characteristics, admissions, course methods, and placement. Two examples illustrate continuing education programs: first, the educational activities of the National Research Council and, second, the Bocconi University post graduate program. A final section offers conclusions. Additional data are provided in appended tables and graphs. (JB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Continuing Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Demand, Educational Trends, Employment Qualifications, Enrollment, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Higher Education, Professional Continuing Education, Program Administration, Public Sector, School Business Relationship, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Italy