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China's education reform drive draws applause, advice worldwide
Premier Li Keqiang has stressed recently that China would strive to balance the distribution of educational resources, properly reform the entrance exam approach and accelerate the building of an employment-oriented modern vocational education system to boost education quality and fairness.
China's educational reforms laid out in the government work report at the ongoing annual session of China's top legislature has drawn wide applause and helpful advice from education experts and professionals worldwide. More...
Jason Kenney on 6-day study tour to Germany, U.K.
By Susana Mas. Rob Norris, Saskatchewan's minister of advanced learning, will be part of delegation. Employment Minister Jason Kenney is taking a Canadian delegation on a study tour of Germany and the U.K. this week to learn from their respective education and skills training systems, a model he has touted as "enormously successful" and one Canada could learn from. Germany's dual system of vocational education and training, where students learn a trade for a few years and then go on to obtain a university degree, is said to be one of the major factors in the country's economic success. More...
Globalization and Higher Education Reforms in Japan: The Obstacles to Greater International Competitiveness
By Amano Ikuo. Japan’s universities have experienced a huge number of systemic and organizational reforms over the last 20 years. Amano Ikuo, professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo, looks back on the origins of the reforms as a response to globalization and ahead to the problems that still need to be addressed.
More than half a century after a new system of tertiary education began during the American occupation following World War II, Japan’s universities and colleges are once again in the throes of major reforms. The tempest of change that started in the early 1990s continues to blow through the world of higher education. What are the reasons for this major shakeup of the country’s higher education system? In this article, I want to look at the six factors I believe are most responsible: three international megatrends and three factors specific to conditions in Japan. More...
Answering the call of Europe
By Louise Holden. With UK universities hiking prices, Irish graduates are opting to study though English in Holland, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. Irish school leavers are broadening their horizons when it comes to choosing a third level programme. Universities across Europe are offering degree courses through English, and the entry requirements and fee arrangements are, in many cases, very competitive. According to the latest figures from Eurostat on student mobility in Europe, more than 25,000 Irish people were enrolled in further or higher education in other EU member states in 2011. More...
More South Africans in higher education
Since 1994, the headcount enrolments at the country’s universities have approximately doubled to almost one million students.
“University enrolment has almost doubled in size, increasing from 495 356 in 1994 in universities, including technikons and teacher training colleges- to 938 201 in 2011 in public universities and universities of technology,” says the 20 Year Review, realeased on Tuesday by President Jacob Zuma, which illustrates what has been achieved in the country over the past twenty years.
President Zuma said the Twenty Year Review was packed with facts and figures to support its analysis, and where the facts indicate that the country has made progress, the Review says so, and where they indicate that "we have challenges and have made mistakes, we also say so."
By 2011, women made up 54% of all students enrolled in contact university programmes, according to the Review. More...
Accord pour l’insertion professionnelle et l’emploi des jeunes dans l’ESS
L’UDES a signé, le 21 février 2014, avec quatre confédérations syndicales de salariés (CFDT, CFE-CGC, CFTC, FO) un accord sur l’insertion professionnelle et l’emploi des jeunes dans l’économie sociale et solidaire (ESS).
Cet accord prévoit notamment, en matière d’insertion :
• de promouvoir l’ESS auprès des jeunes et des prescripteurs d’emploi, sur la base de partenariats avec les ministères certificateurs et le service public de l’emploi. L’objectif est de favoriser une meilleure connaissance du secteur, de ses métiers et des parcours de formation ainsi qu’une meilleure perception des opportunités d’emploi ;
• d'améliorer les condition d’accueil des jeunes nouvellement embauchés, des stagiaires et le déroulement des stages ;
• d’engager une réflexion sur l’alternance dans les branches professionnelles de l’ESS, et prévoir les conditions de développement de l’apprentissage par voie d’accord multi-professionnel qui établiront un cadre pour le financement de l’apprentissage et la mise en œuvre d’une politique de formation adaptée dans l’ESS.
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