Information on Global Challenges to Higher Education

Sarla Nirankari, (doi: 10.23953/cloud.ijalis.244)

Abstract


The scientific world is shrinking in the world community. Every new research in any field of science, technology and education in any part of world, is shared like a family. Henceforth the challenges to higher education are needed to be perceived in the global perspectives. The basic challenges to higher education can be categorized as following: Demand for greater levels of access, Improvement in the quality of higher education and Improvement in Equity. Higher education needs to shift from superficial bases of education to practical lands. If education cannot help a young man to encompass the true knowledge then righteousness of higher education is to be questioned. Final goal of education is the achievement of self. Thus education should be more flexible and linked to the employment sector. Independent institutions from universities have to be encouraged. Modular programmes, short term courses, choice based credit system, possibility of bringing mature learners in higher education. To combat global challenges to higher education we need more consistent and explicit linking of good teaching to salary adjustments, faculty appointments and very humanistic approach to democratic values.

Keywords


Globalization; Universalization of Resources; Digital Functional Knowledge of Computers; Higher Education; Education of Research Level; Qualitative Education

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