Tuesday, September 16, 2008


IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations
-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor
---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016
-------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Tertiary Education for the Knowledge Society:  [16 September 2008]
VOLUME 1 : Special features: Governance, Funding, Quality -
VOLUME 2: Special features: Equity, Innovation, Labour Market, Internationalisation

Complete executive summary
[full-text, 11 pages]

Executive summary [excerpt]

Tertiary education policy is increasingly important on national agendas. The widespread recognition that tertiary education is a major driver of economic competitiveness in an increasingly knowledge-driven global economy has made high quality tertiary education more important than ever before. The imperative for countries is to raise higher-level employment skills, to sustain a globally competitive research base
and to improve knowledge dissemination to the benefit of society.

Tertiary education contributes to social and economic development through four major missions:

    * The formation of human capital (primarily through teaching);
    * The building of knowledge bases (primarily through research and knowledge development);
    * The dissemination and use of knowledge (primarily through interactions with knowledge users); and
    * The maintenance of knowledge (inter-generational storage and transmission of knowledge).

Table of contents

      Executive summary
      Chapter 1. Introduction
      Chapter 2. Setting the Stage: Impact, Trends and Challenges of Tertiary Education
      Chapter 3. Setting the Right Course: Steering Tertiary Education .
      Chapter 4. Matching Funding Strategies with National Priorities
      Chapter 5. Assuring and Improving Quality
      Chapter 6. Achieving Equity
      Chapter 7. Enhancing the Role of Tertiary Education in Research and Innovation .
      Chapter 8. The Academic Career: Adapting to Change .
      Chapter 9. Strengthening Ties with the Labour Market
      Chapter 10. Internationalisation: Shaping Strategies in the National Context
      Chapter 11. What Next? The Challenges of Policy Implementation

Press Release 16 September 2008
Be more purposeful in guiding tertiary education, OECD tells governments

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