Tertiary Education for the Knowledge Society
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Tertiary Education for the Knowledge Society

Volume 1 and Volume 2

This book provides a thorough international investigation of tertiary education policy across its many facets – governance, funding, quality assurance, equity, research and innovation, academic career, links to the labour market and internationalisation. It presents an analysis of the trends and developments in tertiary education; a synthesis of research-based evidence on the impact of tertiary-education policies; innovative and successful policies and practices that countries have implemented; and tertiary-education policy options. The report draws on the results of a major OECD review of tertiary education policy – the OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education -- conducted over the 2004-08 period in collaboration with 24 countries around the world.

"The new ‘bible’ of Post-secondary education."

-Paul Cappon, President of the Canadian Council on Learning

 "An exceptionally useful and interesting review."

-Tom Boland, Chief Executive, Higher Education Authority of Ireland

 "The reference text for the future debate on tertiary education."

-José Joaquín Brunner, Professor and Director,
Centre for Comparative Education Policies, University of Diego Portales, Chile

 

 

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Publication Date :
16 Sep 2008
DOI :
10.1787/9789264046535-en
 
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Strengthening Ties with the Labour Market You do not have access to this content

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OECD
Pages :
189–233
DOI :
10.1787/9789264046535-12-en

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Tertiary education has become a central means by which young adults equip themselves for working life – or working adults refresh their skills. In some countries it is now the leading means by which they do so, accounting for a larger share of new entrants to the labour market than any other education or training pathway. In OECD countries, nearly one third of adults between the ages of 25 and 34 hold a tertiary qualification. In the Republic of Korea, about one-half do (OECD, 2007a).