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ERIC Number: EJ979426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: 2
The OECD 2012 Economic Survey of Canada and the Relationship between Higher Education and Productivity
Skolnik, Michael L.
College Quarterly, v15 n2 Spr 2012
The report entitled, "OECD Economic Surveys: Canada 2012," offers an exceptionally rigorous, in-depth, well-informed and well-documented review of policy and performance of Canada's economy and postsecondary system. The report is divided into three parts. The first part contains an overview of the Canadian economy, a summary of the rest of the report and recommendations. The second part (Chapter 1) deals with innovation, and the third part (Chapter 2) is about higher education in Canada. For Canadian higher education practitioners, policy-makers, and researchers, this document shows them how others with a more detached, international perspective view higher education in Canada. People who are interested in Canadian higher education will benefit from studying and discussing the observations, conclusions and recommendations in this report. In this article, the author mentions without elaboration two complex issues that he thought were handled extremely well in the report; then he identifies a huge question that is left after reading the report. He concludes with comments on a feature of Canadian higher education that seems to stand out in international comparisons and gives rise to questions about both data and policy.
Descriptors: Productivity, Surveys, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Innovation, Economics, Postsecondary Education, Educational Attainment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada