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ERIC Number: ED509566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 310
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8711-7386-7
Global Development of Community Colleges, Technical Colleges, and Further Education Programs
Elsner, Paul A., Ed.; Boggs, George R., Ed.; Irwin, Judith T., Ed.
Community College Press (NJ3)
In a global society and economy, education and training is essential to a nation's competitiveness and to the standard of living of its people. The need to open the doors of higher or further education beyond the relatively limited enrollments in elite and selective universities has spawned a movement to develop or expand institutions that are less expensive, accessible, flexible, and tied to business and industry. This book describes the systems that have developed in over 20 countries to meet these needs, covering the historical development of the systems, as well as how they are addressing national mandates for preparing the workforce for the challenges of the global economy. Countries highlighted in this book include: Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Dominican Republic, England, French West Africa, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. [Individual chapters contain references.]
Community College Press. Available from: American Association of Community Colleges. One Dupont Circle NW Suite 410, Washington, DC 20015. Tel: 202-728-0200; Fax: 202-833-2467; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Australia; Canada; Chile; China; Denmark; Dominican Republic; Georgia; Hong Kong; India; Ireland; Japan; Netherlands; New Zealand; South Africa; Spain; Thailand; United Arab Emirates; Vietnam