Higher Education in the 21st Century : Vision and Action is the result of the World Conference on Higher Education organised by the UNESCO, where the representatives of 182 Countries agreed on the higher education we need for the 21st century : for whom, with whom, and why for what kind of Society and what kind of world. The declarations adopted and the summaries of the themes will give us all direction in higher education. Contents, Part I : World Conference on Higher Education : 1. World Conference on Higher Education 2. World Declaration on Higher Education for the Twenty-first Century : Vision and Action 3. Framework for Priority Action for Change and Development of Higher Education Part II : Regional Declaration and Action Plans : 4. Africa 5. Arab States 6. Asia and the Pacific 7. Europe 8. Latin America and the Caribbean Part III : Commission : 9. Relevance in Higher Education 10. The Quality of Higher Education 11. Management and Financing of Higher Education 12. International Co-operation Part IV : Thematic Debates : 13. The Requirements of the World of Work 14. Higher Education and Sustainable Human Development 15. Contributing to National and Regional Development 16. Higher Education Staff Development 17. Higher Education and Society : A Student Perspective 18. New Information Technologies 19. Higher Education and Research 20. The Contribution of Higher Education to the Education System as a Whole 21. Women and Higher Education 22. Promoting a Culture of Peace 23. Mobilizing the Power of Culture 24. Autonomy, Social Responsibility and Academic Freedom Printed Pages: 294. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 56641
Titel: Higher Education in the 21st Century
Verlag: Discovery Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.
Buchbeschreibung Taylor & Francis Ltd Dez 2013, 2013. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - The 'tribes and territories' metaphor for the cultures of academic disciplines and their roots in different knowledge characteristics has been used by those interested in university life and work since the early 1990s. This book draws together research, data and theory to show how higher education has gone through major change since then and how social theory has evolved in parallel. Together these changes mean there is a need to re-theorise academic life in a way which reflects changed contexts in universities in the twenty-first century, and so a need for new metaphors. Using a social practice approach, the editors and contributors argue that disciplines are alive and well, but that in a turbulent environment where many other forces conditioning academic practices exist, their influence is generally weaker than before. However, the social practice approach adopted in the book highlights how this influence is contextually contingent - how disciplines are deployed in different ways for different purposes and with varying degrees of purchase. This important book pulls together the latest thinking on the subject and offers a new framework for conceptualising the influences on academic practices in universities. It brings together a distinguished group of scholars from across the world to address questions such as: Have disciplines been displaced by inter-disciplinarity, having outlived their usefulness Have other forces acting on the academy pushed disciplines into the background as factors shaping the practices of academics and students there How significant are disciplinary differences in teaching and research practices What is their significance in other areas of work in universities This timely book addresses a pressing concern in modern education, and will be of great interest to university professionals, managers and policy-makers in the field of higher education. 330 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781138021037
Buchbeschreibung Dordrecht/Heidelberg [u.a.], Springer, 2012., 2012. 25 cm. XV, 483 S. Ill. Hardcover. Versand aus Deutschland / We dispatch from Germany via Air Mail. Einband bestoßen, daher Mängelexemplar gestempelt, sonst sehr guter Zustand. Imperfect copy due to slightly bumped cover, apart from this in very good condition. Stamped. Currently ed. 2012. Used. Good condition. (Original price: 129,72) CERC studies in comparative education Bd. 30. Artikel-Nr. 5468BB
Buchbeschreibung Springer-Verlag Gmbh Sep 2013, 2013. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Changing student profiles and the increasing availability of mainstream and specialized learning technologies are stretching the traditional face-to-face models of teaching and learning in higher education. Institutions, too, are facing far-reaching systemic changes which are placing strains on existing resources and physical infrastructure and calling into question traditional ways of teaching through lectures and tutorials. And, with an ever-increasing scrutiny on teaching and teachers' accountability for positive educational outcomes, the call for closer attention to learning, teaching and, most especially, to the design and delivery of the curriculum is given increasing relevance and importance. 444 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781461473657
Buchbeschreibung Springer-Verlag Gmbh Jun 2012, 2012. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - This volume consists of original essays by academic leaders and scholars connected to Clark Kerr's life and work. He was arguably America's most significant higher education thinker and public policy analyst in the last 50 years of the 20th century and renowned globally. However, little thoughtful attention has been devoted to assessing the whole of his work. Some commentators misunderstand the man as well as his ideas. The California Master Plan for Higher Education of 1960 was one of his famous undertakings, as was his part in shaping the multi-campus University of California towards global eminence. He coined the word 'multiversity' to describe what he called the 'uses' of the university, but began to think it had become much too 'multi'. Some of his most important work was as director of the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education and the Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education, which laid the foundation for sophisticated policy-making. The contributors honor the achievements of a remarkable man and provide portraits of him, but of equal importance are their critical discussions of the sources of his thinking, his attempts to balance access and merit in mass higher education circumstances, the policy issues that he confronted and the success of their resolution. For many of the contributors, Kerr's work is the starting point for understanding policy issues in varying regional and national contexts. Often thought to be a social scientist eager to keep abreast of trends, Kerr was actually au fond a moralist and surprisingly old-fashioned in his personal values. 249 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9789400742574
Buchbeschreibung Springer-Verlag Gmbh Jan 2012, 2012. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - This book examines the ways in which China's universities have changed in the dramatic move to a mass stage which has unfolded since the late 1990s. Twelve universities in different regions of the country are portrayed through the eyes of their students, faculty and leaders. 488 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9789400727885