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Kivinen, Osmo; Nurmi, Jouni – European Journal of Education, 2014
In accordance with the education policy which puts human capital at its heart, higher education is expected to produce marketable competent professionals in response to the needs of an expansive knowledge-based economy. In one reading, to support competitive knowledge-based economy, higher education students should graduate as young and fast as…
Descriptors: Labor Force, Knowledge Economy, College Graduates, Education Work Relationship
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Kivinen, Osmo; Rinne, Risto – European Journal of Education, 1996
Provides a brief overview of the Finnish educational system and examines the effects of family educational and socioeconomic background on access to and success in higher education. Data on 1985 and 1990 secondary school graduates and young adults indicated that children tended to aim at the same sort of education and jobs as their parents. (MDM)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Access to Education, Educational Attainment, Educational Policy
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Kivinen, Osmo; And Others – European Journal of Education, 1995
This article proposes that efforts to coordinate higher education and employment of graduates depends on both the educational structure of the population and the structure of employment opportunities, making comparison across countries difficult. The situation in Europe, and particularly in Finland in relation to other countries, is examined.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Education Work Relationship
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Kivinen, Osmo; Rinne, Risto – European Journal of Education, 1990
At a time when many countries are slowing expansion, Finland continues to provide for growth in funding, particularly research, until 1991. Pressures for reform include the growing number of students seeking higher education, the need for highly educated manpower, and pressure for international comparability of degrees. (MSE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Planning