ERIC Number: ED459657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Transnational Education and the New Economy: Delivery and Quality. Studies on Higher Education.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bucharest (Romania). European Centre for Higher Education.
This volume contains 17 papers based on presentations given at a conference on transnational education. These papers focus on academic recognition and the equivalence of academic qualifications. The papers in the first section, "Challenges for the New Economy--Reskilling and Retraining a Global Workforce," are: (1) "Industry-Based Education and Training in the Vietnamese Banking Sector: Development, Delivery, and Evaluation" (John Pidgeon and Patricia Di Virgilio); (2) "Global Student Services" (Ruth Markulis); and (3) "SunTAN: A Four-Year Education in Training a Global Sales Force" (Jerry Neece). In the second section, "The Various Modes of Transnational Education from On-line to On-the-Ground," are: (4) "The Librarian: An Essential Link in Programme and Curriculum Development" (Martha Peach); and (5) "Study Materials and Teaching Methods in Open and Distance Learning Systems" (Raquel Reis). The third section, "The Future of Borderless Education in a Third Wave World," contains: (6) "Preparing Young People for Success in the New Quality Century" (John Jay Bonstingl); (7) "Attributes of a Global Seminar as a Change Agent for Higher Education" (H. Dean Sutphin); and (8) "The Globalization of Scottish Universities" (Steven Beere). Section 4, "Transnational GATE Principles and Models for Transnational Educational Partnerships," contains: (9) "Trends in Transnational Education" (Pamela Pease); (10) "Developing Quality Assurance Systems in African Universities: Implications for Transnational Education" (G. O. S. Ekhaguere); (11) "'And What about the Student?' Incorporating Student Expectations into the Delivery and Evaluation of Transnational Education" (Ruben Chitsika); and (12) "Learning Partnerships in Africa: Commercial Transactions or Reciprocal Exchanges" (Maria A. Beebe). The final section, "Standards for Quality Assurance in Distance Education," includes: (13) "Quality Assurance for Distance Education: (Sally M. Johnstone); (14) "A Case Study of Accreditation Standards: Spain and the United States of America" (Leslie Croxford); (15) "Distance Education Quality Standards in Hungary" (Judit Borzsak); (16) "Quality Assurance in Off-Shore Provision: Some British Lessons Worth Learning" (Geoffrey Alderman); and (17) "International Standards in Open and Distance Learning: How Can Professional Networks Increase Quality Gain?" (Erwin Wagner). Each paper contains references. (SLD)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Education, Job Skills, Qualifications, Recognition (Achievement)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bucharest (Romania). European Centre for Higher Education.
Identifiers - Location: Vietnam