Education, training and skills in educational policy

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Author: Borras, Susana; Edquist, Charles


The main question that guides this paper is how governments are focusing (and must focus) on competence building (education, training and skills) when designing and implementing innovation policies. After a brief literature review, this paper suggests a typology of internal/external and individual/organizational sources of competences that are related to innovation activities. This serves to examine briefly the most common initiatives that governments are taking in this regard. The paper identifies three overall deficiencies and imbalances in innovation systems in terms of education,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Policy; Skills and knowledge; Industry; Management; Evaluation; Innovation

Keywords: Educational policy; Government policy; Policy analysis; Training policy; Competency standard; Competence; Skill development; Knowledge management; Business; Educational innovation

Published: Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2014

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Journal title: Science and public policy

ISSN: 0302-3427, 1471-5430 (online)

Resource type: Article

Call number: TD/TNC 117.1121

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