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Global competition and the global financial crisis have put additional pressures on education programs around the world—what they should deliver, how they should be delivered and how they should be ...

Global competition and the global financial crisis have put additional pressures on education programs around the world—what they should deliver, how they should be delivered and how they should be financed in terms of the relative contributions of the public and private sectors.

Relate elite universities’ access to public funds to their success in transmitting their knowledge to other universities.

At the higher education level, the tension between the objectives of access and quality remains problematic. The global competition for talent and the enormous demand for college credentials that it has reinforced have pushed economies to accommodate a dual quality standard. Some “elite” universities provide world-class research and other universities satisfy the strong demand for postsecondary education.

The amount of government subsidies or incentive grants given to elite universities should partly depend on the result of the knowledge sharing and training programs they conduct to raise the quality of the education standards of the institutions they are assigned to mentor. This is the direction that the Chinese and German governments are exploring.

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    Investing in early education, with incentives to encourage the engagement of the parents, is better than fixing problems later.

    Investing in early education, with incentives to encourage the engagement of the parents, is better than fixing problems later.

    Investing in early education, with incentives to encourage the engagement of the parents, is better than fixing problems later.

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    Encourage more evidence-based studies to help policy-makers formulate decisions that will reform and restructure theeducational system.

    Encourage more evidence-based studies to help policy-makers formulate decisions that will reform and restructure theeducational system.

    Encourage more evidence-based studies to help policy-makers formulate decisions that will reform and restructure the
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    Give an “education service contract” to older, experienced people to encourage them to impart their insights to students.

    Give an “education service contract” to older, experienced people to encourage them to impart their insights to students.

    Give an “education service contract” to older, experienced people to encourage them to impart their insights to students.

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    Reinvent education using powerful distance-learning tools adapted to the economic development of a country—from community radio to more technological-intensive e-learning.

    Reinvent education using powerful distance-learning tools adapted to the economic development of a country—from community radio to more technological-intensive e-learning.

    Reinvent education using powerful distance-learning tools adapted to the economic development of a country—from community radio to more technological-intensive e-learning.

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