ERIC Number: ED450651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
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Linking the Knowledge Economy to Prosperity in Continuing Education: A Preliminary Analysis.
Castle, David; Joseph, Gillian M.
This paper integrates the results of a comprehensive literature search on the topic of the knowledge based economy with a preliminary analysis of responses about the knowledge based economy from a Canada-wide survey of members of the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE). A knowledge based economy survey was developed based on ideas from the literature, tested on 15 staff members at 2 universities, and mailed to more than 500 CAUCE members. Sixty responses were received for a response rate of 12%. The literature and the feedback from the survey indicate that the knowledge based economy is making its presence felt in university continuing education more and more. The only collective definition that emerged from the CAUCE survey supported that highlighted by the literature, but a consistent understanding did not always guarantee support for the perspective. The challenges of establishing an effective internal learning culture, meeting the demands of the global market, and keeping abreast of the ever changing needs of clients and employers were not clear cut. The results of subsequent analyses of CAUCE member responses will incorporate comments from the presentation at the CAUCE meeting. (Contains 91 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Canada