Higher Education: Global Perspectives, Emerging Challenges and Opportunities


Cassandra Harmon (Editor)

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU015000

Higher education is universally viewed as essential, not only to economic prosperity in an increasingly globalized, knowledge-driven economies, but also to individual aspirations for intellectual fulfillment, expanding life options and the presumable economic rewards. This book discusses global perspectives, emerging challenges and opportunities of higher education. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Differences in Personal Values of Students in Different Disciplines: At the Start and End of Their Undergraduate Studies
Anat Guy (School of Behavioral Sciences, College of Management Academic Studies, Rishon LeZion, Israel)

Chapter 2. Advancing Equity and Widening Access to Higher Education in Kenya
George Odhiambo (The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia)

Chapter 3. Methodological Trends in European Higher Education: A Reconceptualisation of Initial Teacher Education for University Staff in Spain
Marcos J. Iglesias-Martínez, Inés Lozano-Cabezas, and Javier Fombona-Cadavieco (University of Alicante, Spain, and others)

Chapter 4. Market Orientation as a Policy Paradigm in Australian University Education
George Odhiambo (The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia)

Chapter 5. A Qualitative Study on Perceptions of European University Reform among New University Teaching Staff in Spain
Marcos Jesús Iglesias-Martínez and Inés Lozano-Cabezas (Faculty of Education, University of Alicante, Spain)

Chapter 6. Impact of Globalization on Japanese Higher Education Policy: Examining Campus Internationalization and Challenge of Japanese Universities
Aki Yamada and Reiko Yamada (University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, and others)

Chapter 7. Higher Education Funding across OECD Countries: Public Expenditure and Students’ Contributions
Manuel Salas-Velasco (Department of Applied Economics, University of Granada, Spain)

Chapter 8. The Rising of China’s MOOC: Opportunities and Challenges to the HEIs
Xiaoguang SHI and Sihua YU (Peking University, China)

Chapter 9. Challenges of the Internationalization of Higher Education from a Periphery Perspective: Sub-Saharan Africa
Sintayehu Kassaye Alemu (Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Chapter 10. Coping with Stress and Psychological Well-Being in University Students
Carlos Freire, María del Mar Ferradás and Antonio Valle (University of A Coruña, A Coruña, Spain)


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