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ERIC Number: ED447301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-10
Pages: 13
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Learning Organisations for a Knowledge Economy: The Role of National Technological Institutes of Higher Education in the 21st Century.
Macpherson, Reynold J. S.
International civilization is undergoing fundamental changes enabled by the revolution in information and communication technology. National institutions and education systems are challenged to mediate the changes' impact. National institutes of technology (NITs) of higher education can help nation states reposition in the global economy, if they become learning organizations. The information and communications technological revolution has created a power vacuum requiring creation of new international policies and systems and international organizations to codify and distribute intellectual capital. Advanced technological education is recognized as a key strategy for promoting and achieving transition to a knowledge economy. Development of sustainable, advanced knowledge industries requires these special services from higher education NITs: advance knowledge through collaborative, interdisciplinary scholarship; build NIT's international reputation for scholarship; develop curricula around graduate profiles defined by national policies, industry needs, and advice from professions; encourage research into pure, strategic, applied, and professional challenges evident in the international context; provide multiple entry and exit points; and promote technological capacities. NITs can sustain provision of relevant services if they are regularly repositioned by effective governance and deliberately reorganized through effective management and evaluation. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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