Millions of people have enrolled in colleges and universities all over the world in the past five years due to determination in creating their way out of the great recession or eager to go beyond the deprivation of developing cities.
Focus on Higher Education
In the US, where top schools have long been at the top of a liberal style of learning abroad and wide education before specialization, higher education’s focus is changing to getting students that first job in a changing economy.
Tuition is costly and lingering economy struggles so great that education not directly tied to a job is increasingly seen as a luxury.
Anywhere in the world, there is a developing emphasis on broader learning as an economic importance.
‘Job-creators, not Job-fillers’
Advocates hear employees looking to learn new “soft skills,” which broad-based education more effectively instills. They want to graduate as job-creators, not just as job-fillers. They believe that the biggest development comes from emphatic engineers, say, or tech-savvy anthropologists.