Education in Europe: Perspectives, Opportunities and Challenges


Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World

BISAC: EDU011000

This book is a comprehensive collection of chapters focusing on current techniques and strategies in education policy planning and application, summarizing the debate for the future and prospects of education, within the current socio-economic development and growth spectrum.

This book considers a broad perspective to increase the information base and derive broader conclusions about education policies and activities. More specifically, this book presents a discussion of the environment, institutions and education policy issues, focusing on the institutional setting, as well as literature relating to education policy and practice. Moreover, this book identifies and examines relevant key research issues, building a conceptual framework drawing on the application of education and socio-economic development and growth process, enabling a comparative analysis in European level, explaining also any related socio-economic consequences. This book also presents a survey of the choices concerning education policy regarding development and efficiency enhancement, describing the instruments, the actors involved, the actions undertaken, and those which, although promoted in the context of other policies, affect the same channels or pursue similar aims. Moreover, this book explores and studies core dimensions of the interaction between education, research and development, efficiency, new paradigms, methods and techniques along with socio-economic links. Overall, this book describes the main kinds of policy interventions that are implemented, providing at the same time some useful elements, in order to understand the assumptions and theories which underpin them.

This book fills a gap in education literature by exploring and studying various dimensions of the interaction between one of the most important socio-economic aspects, namely education, and interactions between related factors (both theoretically and empirically). Special focus is put on the appreciation of the ways in which education activities and policies change and adapt in the presence of new constraints of changing configurations of the knowledge-based economy combined with the emergence and adaptation of institutional or economic structures. Within this framework, this book acts as a platform for theoretical and empirical research, rendering a creative source for motivation, scientific dialogue, collaborative approaches, as well as knowledge creation and dissemination.

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Chapter 1. New Media, E-Learning and Content Development: Innovative Approaches to Online Education
(Kiran Prasad – Department of Communication and Journalism, Sri Padmavati Mahila University, Tirupati, India)

Chapter 2. Disaggregated Higher Education Impacts on Economic Growth: The European Case
(Luís Miguel Marques, Helena Alves and Maria de Lourdes Machado-Taylor – Department of Management and Economics; NECE – Research Center in Business Sciences, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, et al.)

Chapter 3. Education Policy and Regional Convergence in European Union
(George M. Korres, Aikaterini Kokkinou, Efstratios Papanis and Spyros Anagnostou – University of the Aegean, Department of Geography, Mytilene, Greece, et al.)

Chapter 4. Current Challenges for the Greek Education System
(Ioanna Giannopoulou and Georgios O. Tsobanoglou – National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece, et al.)

Chapter 5. Transformation of Higher Environmental Education in Russia under a Changing Social and Economic Agenda
(Nina Alekseeva, Alexandra Bancheva And Yulia Grinfiel’dt – Department of World Physical Geography and Geoecology, Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, et al.)

Chapter 6. Developing Cognitive and Knowledge-Oriented Argumentation in Classroom: Perspectives
(Céline Miserez-Caperos and Francesco Arcidiacono – University of Teacher Education BEJUNE, Delemont, Switzerland, et al.)

Chapter 7. Resource Management in Education: An Efficiency Approach
(Aikaterini Kokkinou – Hellenic Military Academy, Department of Humanities, Vari, Greece, et al.)

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