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Salih Murat Akkın
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Volume 3, Issue 3, December 2013,
Page(s): 169-176
Literature Review
Received: July 2, 2013; Accepted: August 30, 2013; Published online: December 12, 2013
doi:10.2399/yod.13.018; Copyright © 2013, Deomed
Changing context of higher education: Transformations and trends in the 21st Century
Devrim Vural Yılmaz (E-mail)
Department of Public Administration, Süleyman Demirel University, Postgraduate, Isparta, Turkey
Abstract
Education policies has been playing a central role regarding economic development, social integration, equality and poverty alleviation policies of all countries. On the other hand, higher education has gaining a special signifigance due to the transformation from the industrial mass production economy towards a new information economy which needs professional workforce. In the last century, higher education was perceived neither as a key player for national economic development nor as a major policy area for most countries. It was rather seen as a particular level which professionals, civil servants and academicians receive education. Yet, especially from the 1990’s onwards, there have been important changes regarding the scale, meaning and goal of higher education. Higher education sector has been widening to comprise more than half of the young population and increasing in variety regarding the institutions, education programmes, curricula and students. Higher education has been perceived as the most important tool for economic development and social integration in many countries as well as by international organizations like OECD and the European Union. As a result of this transformation in many countries higher education reforms and new policies have been discussed. In this context, with the impact of globalization and new economy following higher education policy priorities are on the agenda of policy makers: Demographic changes, globalization and internationalization, finance and access, quality and accreditation in higher education. By giving reference to above mentioned titles, this paper focuses on the developments in higher education area in the 21st century.
Keywords: Globalization of higher education, higher education management, higher education policy.
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