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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.

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

Aging baby-boomers are central to achieving the dual goals of any education system: “economic independence” and “good citizenship.” An “education service contract” for retired baby-boomers will leverage the value of Europe’s aging educated population to the younger generations.

Human capital resides in older, experienced people. The introduction of “service contracts” for retired persons might help in mobilizing this resource. In Asia, where seniority is honored, older people have a valid role to play, drawing on the richness of their life experiences. In Western economies, this recognition that older teachers or older skilled professionals have something useful to impart to schoolchildren or students is not automatic.

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