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ERIC Number: EJ830919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1359-6748
Vocational Education Institutions' Role in National Innovation
Moodie, Gavin
Research in Post-Compulsory Education, v11 n2 p131-140 Jul 2006
This article distinguishes research--the discovery of new knowledge--from innovation, which is understood to be the transformation of practice in a community or the incorporation of existing knowledge into economic activity. From a survey of roles served by vocational education institutions in a number of OECD countries the paper argues that vocational education institutions have a potentially crucial role in mediating between the creators of new knowledge--researchers and their institutions--and the users of knowledge. They are ideally placed to develop this role since innovation is a local activity and vocational education institutions are much more widely geographically dispersed than research intensive institutes. The paper concludes by posing six steps vocational education institutions should follow to establish a role in national innovation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; Germany; United States