Released on 2015-03-12Categories Education

Democratizing Higher Education

Democratizing Higher Education

Author: Patrick Blessinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317695554

Category: Education

Page: 234

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Higher education systems around the world are undergoing fundamental change and reform due to external pressures—including internationalization of higher education, increased international competition for students, less reliance on public funding, and calls to create greater access opportunities for citizens. How are higher education systems evolving structurally as a result of these and other pressures? In light of these changes, how can higher education be a positive force for democratizing societies? This book examines the emerging trends taking place in higher education systems around the world, focusing on the most salient political and social forces that underlie these trends. Each chapter provides a case study of a country, exploring its cultural and political history, the political and social developments that have affected its higher education system, and the result of these changes on the higher education system. In a fast-changing, knowledge-intensive, democratic society, Democratizing Higher Education explores how higher education systems can be developed to provide access, affordability, participation, and quality life-long learning for all.
Released on 2007-06-13Categories Education

Accreditation and Evaluation in the European Higher Education Area

Accreditation and Evaluation in the European Higher Education Area

Author: Stefanie Schwarz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402027970

Category: Education

Page: 495

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This volume presents a rich account of the development of accreditation and evaluation in 20 European countries. It shows how accreditation is becoming a main mechanism in the steering of higher education across Europe. The book is unique in its analysis of forces driving towards the spread of different models of accreditation in the emerging European Higher Education area.
Released on 2020-03-27Categories Education

Handbook of Research on Enhancing Innovation in Higher Education Institutions

Handbook of Research on Enhancing Innovation in Higher Education Institutions

Author: Babi?, Verica

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799827092

Category: Education

Page: 695

View: 641

Innovation in higher education is a process of institutional adaptation to changes in the environment that enables higher education institutions to improve their existing practice and to be innovative at different levels and in different forms. Moreover, innovativeness is also related to internal characteristics of higher education institutions. Innovation in higher education can be observed as a result of the changing contexts in which higher education institutions function. Adjacently, a comprehensive approach to considering innovativeness is needed in order to enable the examination of different elements of innovativeness in higher education, that is, to identify the key factors that (de)stimulate innovations and affect their interactions with other relevant stakeholders at the national level and beyond. The Handbook of Research on Enhancing Innovation in Higher Education Institutions is a critical scholarly book that examines innovativeness in higher education and its complications and diversity. Starting from the view that higher education is currently confronted by global forces that require new research ideas, the publication suggests that comprehensive understanding of innovativeness is imperative for higher education’s institutions in the 21st century. Analyzing the recognized trends within the publication and concluding which aspects should be taken to improve innovativeness in higher education, this reference book outlines quality and innovation in teaching, innovative university-business cooperation, institutional framework and governance of higher education institutions, knowledge management, and leadership and organizational culture. It is ideal for curriculum designers, administrators, researchers, policymakers, academicians, professionals, and students.
Released on 2005Categories Business & Economics

University Education in Denmark

University Education in Denmark

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Publisher: Organization for Economic

ISBN: UOM:39015061011691

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

View: 757

In November 2003, Denmark's university education system was reviewed by the OECD Education Committee. The report is in two parts. Part I is a background briefing prepared by the Danish authorities, which describes the context within which the universities operate, their governance structure and current reforms. Part II is the OECD examiners report. It finds that teaching and research in Danish universities are of high quality but there needs to be change to strengthen the contribution to society and the economy. Although the new University Act is lauded, further steps are proposed to relax government control, consolidate research into a smaller number of institutions, reduce the time taken to complete studies and reform internal management, international links and quality assurance programmes.