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ERIC Number: ED469974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 234
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8213-5143-5
Constructing Knowledge Societies: New Challenges for Tertiary Education. Directions in Development.
World Bank, Washington, DC.
This report describes how tertiary education contributed to building up a country's capacity for participation in an increasingly knowledge-based world economy and investigates policy options for tertiary education. The report draws on ongoing World Bank research and analysis on the dynamics of knowledge economies and on science and technology development. It explores how countries can adapt and shape their tertiary education systems to confront challenges, and it examines the justification for continuing public support of tertiary education and the role of the state in knowledge-driven economic growth. Following an overview and summary of main findings, the chapters are: (1) "The Changing Global Environment"; (2) "Contribution of Tertiary Education to Economic and Social Development"; (3) "Confronting the Old Challenges: The Continuing Crisis of Tertiary Education in Developing and Transition Countries"; (4) "The Changing Nexus: Tertiary Education Institutions, the Marketplace, and the State"; and (5) "World Bank Support for Tertiary Education." Eleven appendixes contain detailed discussions of individual issues. (Contains 6 boxes, 8 figures, 20 tables, and 137 references.) (SLD)
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Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.