Higher Education Governance Between Democratic Culture, Academic Aspirations and Market Forces

Author: Jürgen Kohler

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287159571

Category: Education

Page: 221

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This publication is the result of a conference on higher education governance, held in Strasbourg in September 2005, and also the outcome of a project launched by the Council of Europe's Steering Committee for Higher Education and Research. It considers current challenges relating to governance issues the higher education sector in Europe, in the context of the Bologna Process which seeks to establish a European Higher Education Area, including governance in its wider societal context of change; a literature review; case studies from Georgia, Estonia, Serbia and Montenegro, and Turkey; suggestions for further development and the conference report.
The Legitimacy of Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Author: Luc Weber

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287162379

Category: Education

Page: 158

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In this publication, quality assurance is seen as part of the public responsibility for higher education. The contributions by policy makers and practitioners consider the role of quality assurance as an element of higher education governance and explore its function in the recognition of qualifications. Case studies illustrate its various aspects in two different national settings.--Publisher's description.
Neoliberalizing the University: Implications for American Democracy

Author: Sanford Schram

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317271680

Category: Political Science

Page: 215

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This collection brings together essays to address the crisis of Higher Education today, focusing on its neoliberalization. Higher Education has been under assault for several decades as neoliberalism’s preference for market-based reforms sweeps across the US political economy. The recent push for neoliberalizing the academy comes at a time when it is ripe for change, especially as it continues to confront growing financial pressure, particularly in the public sector. The resulting cutbacks in public funding, especially to state universities, led to a variety of debilitating changes: increases in tuition, growing student debt, more students combining working and schooling, declining graduation rates for minorities and low-income students, increased reliance on adjuncts and temporary faculty, and most recently growing interest in mass processing of students via online instruction. While many serious questions arise once we begin to examine what is happening in higher education today, one particularly critical question concerns the implications of these changes on the relationship of education to as yet still unrealized democratic ideals. The 12 essays collected in this volume create important resources for students, faculty, citizens and policymakers who want to find ways to address contemporary threats to the higher education-democracy connection. This book was originally published as a special issue of New Political Science.
Reference framework of competences for democratic culture (RFCDC)

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287190215

Category: Political Science

Page: 50

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Education is to society what oxygen is to living beings: we cannot exist without it... The Council of Europe Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture (RFCDC) sets out 20 competences our education system should develop in students to prepare them for lives as active citizens in democratic societies. The competences included are organised in four clusters: values, attitudes, skills and knowledge and critical understanding. This publication explores how the RFCDC can be used in higher education. As much as any other level of education, higher education fosters a culture of democracy through the transversal competences it develops in all its students, the way in which institutions are run, how the members of the academic community interact, and how higher education institutions see themselves and behave as actors in society at large. The full implementation of the RFCDC (or “CDC Framework”) requires a whole-institution approach that makes the promotion and fostering of competences for democratic culture an institutional priority for policy as well as practice. This guidance document offers suggestions for teaching, learning and institutional policy.
Higher Education Leadership and Governance in the Development of the Creative and Cultural Industries in Kenya

Author: Akuno, Emily

Publisher: CODESRIA

ISBN: 9782869787179

Category: Education

Page: 246

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The role of higher education in establishing structures and procedures in society and industry is clearly articulated in scholarly discussions. The narrative has recently taken a new momentum in Kenya with acknowledgement of the creative industry involves many youth, as an area that impacts on the economy. In unravelling the link between higher education and industry, the authors focus on leadership and governance in higher education and its expected and perceived contribution to the shaping of the creative industry. Through analysis of cases, the authors interrogate the processes and structures that govern the teaching and practice of the creative subjects, noting how these affect the creative industry in Kenya. This book approaches the creative disciplines from the perspectives of the students, lecturers and university administrators. The three voices provide a balanced view of what higher creative arts education in Kenya is. The multiple authorship of the book further provides a balanced account of the development of these disciplines in higher education, and their growth in industry. The key concepts here are the development of the creative industry and how higher education should contribute to the same.
Student engagement in Europe: society, higher education and student governance (Council of Europe Higher Education Series No. 20)

Author: Manja Klemenčič

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287181176

Category: Political Science

Page: 396

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Democratic institutions and laws are essential, but they cannot bring about democracy on their own. They will only function if they build on a culture of democracy, and our societies will not be able to develop and sustain such a culture unless education plays an essential role. Student engagement is crucial: democracy cannot be taught unless it is practised within institutions, among students and in relations between higher education and society in general. This 20th volume of the Council of Europe Higher Education Series demonstrates the importance of student engagement for the development and maintenance of the democratic culture that enables democratic institutions and laws to function in practice. This volume covers three aspects of student engagement that are seldom explored: its role in society through political participation and civic involvement; its place in higher education policy processes and policy-making structures; and how student unions represent the most institutionalised form of student engagement. The authors are accomplished scholars, policy makers, students and student leaders.
Perspectives on Educational Governance

Author: S. Karin Amos

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 9783830991908

Category: Education

Page: 244

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In March 2019, students and researchers from Germany, the USA, China, Kenya and South Africa came together at the University of Tuebingen to discuss Educational Governance from an international perspective. The group was mainly comprised of Ph.D.- and Master-students from various disciplines - Education, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science - and debated questions such as: What are the distinctive and different rationales underlying the discourse of Educational Governance and its political, economic, academic and pedagogic objectives? How can we make these rationales visible and which theories and analytic tools can help us to decipher the meanings attached to them? Are there different local and national trajectories in education discourse and practice with regard to Educational Governance and which role do international organizations and transnational transfer play? This edited volume displays these discussions and aims at initiating a broader communication about Educational Governance between previously separated spaces.
University Governance and Academic Leadership in the EU and China

Author: Zhu, Chang

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522574422

Category: Education

Page: 369

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Institutions of higher education across the world are expected to contribute to the resolution of economic, social, and environmental problems and to respond to them. However, in order to meet these expectations, universities need to have a strong sense of university governance to provide academics and researchers with a high degree of independence. University Governance and Academic Leadership in the EU and China provides innovative insights into the evolving higher education system of university governance in Europe and China. The content within this publication analyzes university governance, education technology, academic integrity, higher education, clear role positioning, and more. It is a vital reference source for education administrators, educators, academicians, policymakers, government officials, professionals, researchers, and consultants seeking coverage on topics centered on successful and effective leadership in modern universities.


Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031094002


Page: 334

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