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Universities in the Market for Continuing Higher Education

Bettina Wentzel and Mark Oelmann ()

No 02/2002, IWP Discussion Paper Series from Institute for Economic Policy, Cologne, Germany

Abstract: The purpose of the paper is to explain why and how American universities have taken the lead in continuing education compared to their European counterparts. In a first step we will discuss different notions of continuing education and develop an analytical framework to handle its various forms. In a second step, we will develop a theoretical typology in the form of a morphography in order to scrutinize the basic structures of a system of continuing higher education. Third, using our morphography, we will introduce some empirical insight from a case study that was pursued at the Pennsylvania State University in July and August 2001. We con-clude with our assessments as to which elements from the American system of higher and con-tinuing education may be transferable to the European tradition.

Keywords: Continuing Education; Higher Education; Morphography (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 I29 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2002-03
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