The University in the Global Age

Author: Roger King
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230367968
Format: PDF
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This book explores different national models of university systems, including their historical development. It examines major themes confronting higher education, such as globalization, the growth of regulatory states, markets and education as a tradable service, and new providers utilizing the latest information and communication technologies. It also looks at implications for traditional universities and national governments.

Higher Education in the Global Age

Author: Daniel Araya
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135042365
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Discussions on globalization now routinely focus on the economic impact of developing countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the former Soviet Union and Latin America. Only twenty-five years ago, many developing countries were largely closed societies. Today, the growing power of “emerging markets” is reordering the geopolitical landscape. On a purchasing power parity basis, emerging economies now constitute half of the world’s economic activity. Financial markets too are seeing growing integration: Asia now accounts for 1/3 of world stock markets, more than double that of just 15 years ago. Given current trajectories, most economists predict that China and India alone will account for half of global output by 2050 (almost a complete return to their positions prior to the Industrial Revolution). How is higher education shaping and being shaped by these massive tectonic shifts? As education rises as a geopolitical priority, it has converged with discussions on economic policy and a global labor market. As part of the Routledge Studies in Emerging Societies series, this edited collection focuses on the globalization of higher education, particularly the increasing symbiosis between advanced and developing countries. Bringing together senior scholars, journalists, and practitioners from around the world, this collection explores the relatively new and changing higher education landscape.

Chinese Education Models in a Global Age

Author: Chuing Prudence Chou
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811003300
Format: PDF, ePub
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China’s rise, an increasing emphasis on international education benchmarking, and a global recognition of East Asian countries’ success in this regard have brought the issue of Chinese education to the forefront of public consciousness. In particular, the concept of a “Chinese education model” is one that has sparked debate and quickly become a major focus of education research around the world, especially in light of regional achievements vis-à-vis university rankings, bibliometric indices, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), and other such benchmarks. Chinese Education Models in a Global Age tackles this controversial issue head on by synthesizing a diversity of analyses from a world-class team of twenty-seven authors. It reveals that Chinese education models, which are present in many different geographic and institutional contexts, have an important influence on social and institutional norms as well as individual belief systems and behaviors in China and beyond. The first of its kind, this edited volume establishes a foundation for future research while providing a nuanced and tightly integrated compilation of differing perspectives on the role and impact of Chinese education models worldwide. It is essential reading for all scholars, policymakers, students, parents, and educators interested in the rising demographic and economic influence of people of Chinese descent on education around the world.

The Evolution of Liberal Arts in the Global Age

Author: Peter Marber
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317291344
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Advanced and developing countries across the globe are embracing the liberal arts approach in higher education to foster more innovative human capital to compete in the global economy. Even as interest in the tradition expands outside the United States, can the democratic philosophy underlying the liberal arts tradition be sustained? Can developing countries operating under heavy authoritarian systems cultivate schools predicated on open discussion and debate? Can entrenched specialist systems in Europe and Asia successfully adopt the multidisciplinary liberal arts model? These are some of the questions put to leading scholars and senior higher education practitioners within this edited collection. Beginning with historical context, international contributors explore the contours of liberal arts education amid public calls for change in the United States, the growing global interest in the approach outside the United States, as well as the potential of liberal arts philosophy in a global knowledge economy.

Abelard to Apple

Author: Richard A. DeMillo
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262297612
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The vast majority of American college students attend two thousand or so private and public institutions that might be described as the Middle -- reputable educational institutions, but not considered equal to the elite and entrenched upper echelon of the Ivy League and other prestigious schools. Richard DeMillo has a warning for these colleges and universities in the Middle: If you do not change, you are heading for irrelevance and marginalization. In Abelard to Apple, DeMillo argues that these institutions, clinging precariously to a centuries-old model of higher education, are ignoring the social, historical, and economic forces at work in today's world. In the age of iTunes, open source software, and for-profit online universities, there are new rules for higher education.DeMillo, who has spent years in both academia andin industry, explains how higher education arrived at its current parlous state and offers a road map for the twenty-first century. He describes the evolving model for higher education, from European universities based on a medieval model to American land-grant colleges to Apple's iTunes U and MIT's OpenCourseWare. He offers ten rules to help colleges reinvent themselves (including "Don't romanticize your weaknesses") and argues for a focus on teaching undergraduates. DeMillo's message -- for colleges and universities, students, alumni, parents, employers, and politicians--is that any college or university can change course if it defines a compelling value proposition (one not based in "institutional envy" of Harvard and Berkeley) and imagines an institution that delivers it.

Encyclopedia of E Leadership Counseling and Training

Author: Wang, Victor C.X.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1613500696
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Encyclopedia of E-Leadership, Counseling and Training offers an in-depth description of key terms and concepts related to different themes, issues, and trends in educational leadership, counseling, and technology integration in modern universities and organizations worldwide. This three volume work serves as an exhaustive compendium of expertise, research, skills, and experiences. Authors with a background in education, leadership, counseling, management, human resource development, or adult education have helped to encourage the education and training of potential leaders with this scholarly work.

Futurevision

Author: Howard F. Didsbury, Jr.
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9780930242534
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Futurevision represents a new stage in the evolution of near term research and speculation into the world of tomorrow. This volume, which brings together twenty-five leading experts in a variety of social and scientific areas, attempts to foresee likely harmful or undesirable results of advances hi scientific and technological ingenuity. In developing an early-warning system designed to elicit prudent reflection and timely action, futurism has now entered the mainstream of social thought. The volume is divided into eight categories: the future of work, education, management, sustainability, projections about the future, decline or revitalization, medical ethics, and the global scene as such. Among the major issues taken up are the threat of persistent technological unemployment in high-tech societies, approaches to teaching about the future, new forms of specialization and speculation, virtual learning in simulated contexts, planning models in business and industry that permit rapid shifts, changes in the economy that result from a move from a product to a service-based economy, patterns of innovation in agriculture using less space to feed more people, and the general analysis of forecasting and predicting future events with present methodologies. Futurevision aims to recast the basic fault lines of current social, scientific, and technological analysis. The volume emphasizes long-term perspectives, future relevant research and thinking, weapons analysis and warfare, population and planetary exploration--examining what constitutes significant knowledge in this new environment--and the broad area of learning and caring hi meaningful contexts. There is a new seriousness in future research that will be appealing to students and teachers and researchers of sociology, psychology, and economics, especially those working with current data and qualitative research techniques.

A History of the Modern Australian University

Author: Hannah Forsyth
Publisher: NewSouth
ISBN: 1742241832
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In 1857 all of the Arts students at the University of Sydney could fit into a single photograph. Now there are more than one million university students in Australia. After World War II, Australian universities became less elite but more important, growing from six small institutions educating less than 0.2 per cent of the population to a system enrolling over a quarter of high school graduates. And yet, universities today are plagued with ingrained problems. More than 50 per cent of the cost of universities goes to just running them. They now have an explicit commercial focus. They compete bitterly for students and funding, an issue sharply underlined by the latest federal budget. Scholars rarely feel their vice-chancellors represent them and within their own ranks, academics squabble for scraps. Knowing Australia is a perceptive, clear-eyed account of Australian universities, recounting their history from the 1850s to the present. Investigating the changing nature of higher education, it asks whether this success is likely to continue in the 21st century, as the university’s hold over knowledge grows ever more tenuous.

The Challenge of Change in Africa s Higher Education in the 21st Century

Author: Kenneth Kaoma Mwenda
Publisher: Cambria Press
ISBN: 1604976101
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The Challenge of Change in Africa's Higher Education in the 21st Century brings the reader face to face with the mega challenges and key opportunities in Africa's higher education sector in the twenty-first century. Mwenda and Muuka are two of Africa's emergent scholars, with 20 published books and over 100 articles published in peer-reviewed journals between them as of 2008. Authors who are diverse in their knowledge and experience of the complexities of education in Africa join Mwenda and Muuka in this treatise, which traverses the higher education milieu on the continent from Cape Town in South Africa to Lagos in Nigeria. Stated simply, those who have long called for a new generation of scholars on education in Africa will find a healthy and refreshing answer in The Challenge of Change in Africa's Higher Education in the 21st Century. The motivation for this book was the editors' recognition of gaps in the current understanding of higher education in Africa. The book has clear advantages and defining features over other books on higher education on the continent in the following respects. The Challenge of Change in Africa's Higher Education in the 21st Century is a book written from and with twenty-first century realities, making it a significant addition to the continuing and urgent search for solutions to the continent's development dilemma. It is therefore critical reading and research material for many stakeholders including students, professors, universities, and research libraries on the one hand and higher education ministries in Africa on the other. The role of international development agencies and non-governmental organizations towards enhancement of higher education in Africa cannot be overemphasized.