Structuring tertiary education

“There are two broad patterns or tendencies in structuring tertiary education. Some countries meet the different needs of different students, employers and of society generally by structuring sectors and institutions to serve specific needs, most commonly to establish vocational institutes to specialise in developing skills for employment and higher education institutions to provide general education and education for the high-status, high-paying occupations. This tendency, which is most associated with Germany and other countries of northern continental Europe, sharply differentiates and separates vocational education from higher education in organisation, curriculum and student groups …” (more)

[Gavin Moodie, University World News, 22 February]


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