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ERIC Number: ED503774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec-20
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Incentives in Tertiary Education in Belgium. OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 587
Hoj, Jens
OECD Publishing (NJ1)
The tertiary education system has been transformed from an elite-oriented system to a system providing tertiary education to a much larger share of each new generation. This re-orientation has contributed to raising education attainment in Belgium. However, in many respects the organisation of the tertiary education systems has not been changed fundamentally and economic incentives are only to a minor extent in place for securing the supply and quality of tertiary education. The system has come under strain, as revealed in the high failure rate among first-year students and the high incidence of subject change. There is thus a need for the system to adapt to be able to continue to support the improvement in educational attainment. (Contains 24 footnotes, 4 boxes, 4 figures, and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Identifiers - Location: Belgium