ERIC Number: ED353936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education and Employment: The Changing Relationship. The Case of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Expert Contribution: Norway. The Humanities, Social Sciences and Employment.
This report, one of a series of country studies on higher education and employment, particularly in the humanities and social sciences, looks at the employment of social science and humanities graduates in Norway. The paper opens by briefly sketching some major interrelated developments in current society such as shifts in the economy, changes in production cultures and organizational structures, and the rediscovery of links between production and culture in society. A following section looks at characteristics of the humanities and social sciences noting the high proportion of females, the relatively low cost of studies in this area and the relatively unstructured nature of humanities and social science study. In an analysis of how current developments in the economy affect higher education, the paper argues that the increasingly complex skill needs in the economy demand introduction of elements of humanistic and/or social science studies into more specialized fields such as engineering and medicine. An examination of different professional cultures looks at consequences for work-life and institutional functioning. A final section evaluates current management trends: decentralization and management by objectives. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Norway