Higher Education: Recent Trends, Emerging Issues and Future Outlook


Larry Robert Smith (Editor)
Centre for Higher Education Management and Policy, University of New England, Australia

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

Higher education has a vital role to play in the social and economic development of all countries. The sector, however, faces a significant number of critical issues to be addressed, major challenges to be met and overcome, and significant opportunities to be grasped and consolidated. Higher education institutions are now expected to operate, manage, compete, be creative and innovative, and provide intellectual leadership in a world characterized by increasingly rapid, pervasive and fundamental change. The question of how to maximize the performance of the higher education sector in the context of such an environment is the focus of the chapters in this book, which provide perspectives, analyses and examples relating to some of the major issues and challenges confronting higher education, both now and in the future.

The information presented is drawn from recent research, as well as critical analyses of existing theory and practice. Authors are drawn from ten different countries: Australia; Brazil; Belgium; China; Israel; The Netherlands; Portugal; Turkey; the United Kingdom; and the USA. The topics addressed include: the role of higher education; government policy agendas; skills for the 21st Century; the role of higher education in addressing poverty; higher education and the labor market; the future of Brazilian higher education; higher education cost-sharing policy; the impact of political culture on higher education reform; accreditation; quality assurance; improving teaching and learning; promoting technology integration; creating inclusive higher education institutions; English for academic purposes; the relationship between learning style preference and academic disciplines; quality work-integrated learning; student learning in research-based doctorates; and developing emotional intelligence in higher education students. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface pp. i-xv

Chapter 1: Skills for the 21st Century: Implications for Dutch Education
(Jim Allen and Rolf van der Velden, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA),School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, The Netherlands)pp. 1-40

Chapter 2: Higher Education Institutions and the Global Agenda of Poverty Reduction
(Jonathan J. Makuwira, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University)pp. 41-56

Chapter 3: What About Education in Higher Education?
(António M. Magalhães and Amélia Veiga, University of Porto, Portugal)pp. 57-72

Chapter 4: Higher Education and the Labor Market: Empirical Evidence from Greece
(Anna Saiti, Harokopio University, Greece)pp. 73-84

Chapter 5: The Future of Brazilian Higher Education Institutions: Specialization, Positioning and Differentiation
(Emerson Wagner Mainardes, Valcemiro Nossa, Aridelmo Teixeira, FUCAPE Business School, Brazil)pp. 85-130

Chapter 6: Higher Education Cost-Sharing Policy: The Portuguese Case
(Luísa Cerdeira, Tomás Patrocínio, Belmiro Gil Cabrito, Maria Lourdes Machado-Taylor and Rui Brites, Instituto de Educação da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)pp. 131-148

Chapter 7: The Impact of Political Culture on Higher Education
Reform: Three Case Studies
(Larry Smith, University of New England, Australia)pp. 149-164

Chapter 8: The Bologna Process and Accountability
(Jef C. Verhoeven and Jianxin Zhang, Centre for Sociological Research
University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, and others)pp. 165-180

Chapter 9: The Evolving Role and Meaning of University Management in the English Speaking Academic World in the Context of Continuous Quality Assurance Audit, University World Rankings and International Higher Education
(Geoffrey Elliott, London South Bank University, United Kingdom)pp. 181-194

Chapter 10: Student-Based, Technology-Enhanced Pedagogy for Enhanced Performance Outcomes
(Dale H. Eberwein, FPeLearning Systems, Coeur d Alene, ID, US)pp. 195-208

Chapter 11: Learning Disability/Dyslexia and Higher Education: Creating an Inclusive Institution
(Tilly Mortimore, Bath Spa University, United Kingdom)pp. 209-226

Chapter 12: The Design and the Evaluation of the Effectiveness of an EAP Writing Course in Higher Education: Collaboration Between a
Language Expert and Subject Specialists in a Blended Learning Study
(Yasemin Kirkgoz, Cukurova University, Turkey)pp. 227-246

Chapter 13: Learning Style Preferences and Disciplines: Is there a Relationship?
(Patrícia Albergaria-Almeida, University of Aveiro, Portugal)pp. 247-266

Chapter 14: Meeting the Challenges of Providing Quality Work Integrated Learning Experiences for Allied Health: A Case Study
(Danielle Hitch, Kelli Nicola-Richmond and Helen Larkin
Deakin University, Geelong, Australia)pp. 267-290

Chapter 15: Developing a Relationship with the Doctorate: Analysis of Adult Students’ Voices on their Learning
(Ana Vitória Baptista, University of Aveiro, Portugal)pp. 291-304

Chapter 16: Movement and Emotions in Higher Education
(Ofra Walter, Tel Hai and Ohalo Academic Colleges, Israel)pp. 305-322

Index of Key Terms pp. 323-327

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