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ERIC Number: EJ1108137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0963-9284
The Global Challenge for Accounting Education
Helliar, Christine
Accounting Education, v22 n6 p510-521 2013
Accounting and education are both global phenomena, and there is thus an argument that accounting education should be consistent and comparable across the globe. However, accounting, and accounting education are all socially constructed and globally they have been influenced by their historical, social, economic, political and cultural contexts. This has resulted in many fragmented, heterogeneous communities of practice and many diverse audiences or stakeholders with their own interests and legitimation strategies. There is thus a problem for accounting education to be defined, and to coalesce to one world model that fits the needs of all nations. However, global accounting education can adopt similar learning objectives by using constructivist, experiential and situated learning approaches that are embedded in to the learning programme. The International Education Standards (IES) of the IAESB should be revised to embed these three learning approaches, and IFAC and the IAESB should adopt various strategies to gain pragmatic legitimacy for its education standards.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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