ERIC Number: ED458418
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Learning To Compete: Education, Training & Enterprise in Ghana, Kenya & South Africa. Education Research Paper.
Afenyadu, Dela; King, Kenneth; McGrath, Simon; Oketch, Henry; Rogerson, Christian; Visser, Kobus
A multinational, multidisciplinary team examined the impact of globalization on education, training, and small and medium sized enterprise development in Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa. The study focused on the following issues: developing a learner-led competitiveness approach; building learning enterprises; education for microenterprises and macroeconomic growth; and training for self-employment and competitiveness. The study documented the importance of learning-led competitiveness and identified obstacles to development of learning enterprises in all three countries. The following are among the 12 recommendations offered to national governments and international agencies with development concerns: (1) insert learning-led competitiveness into development debates; (2) understand the implications of globalization better; (3) address the range of barriers to development of learning enterprises; (4) consider interenterprise linkages and the role of learning therein; (5) place learning-led competitiveness at the heart of small enterprise development policy; (6) broaden the universal primary education vision; (7) construct a curriculum for competitiveness; (8) improve public training's ability to support competitive self-employment; (9) empower training providers to be more market responsive; and (10) emphasize skills transfer from large to small firms. (The bibliography lists 139 references. Brief profiles and addresses of the research team members and a list of project papers are appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Competition, Curriculum, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Qualifications, Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Job Skills, Job Training, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Organizational Development, Outcomes of Education, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, School Business Relationship, Self Employment, Small Businesses, Strategic Planning, Training Methods, Transfer of Training
DFID Education Publications Despatch, P.O. Box 190, Sevenoaks, TN14 5SP, UK (Stock Number: ED42). Web site: http://www.dfid.gov.uk/.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for International Development, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Ghana; Kenya; South Africa; United Kingdom