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ERIC Number: EJ1132845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Reference Count: 31
The Global Common Good and the Future of Academic Professionals
Shaker, Genevieve G.
Higher Learning Research Communications, v6 n2 Jun 2016
Can the higher education faculty sustain itself as a profession? And why does this question matter as much as more frequently asked questions regarding access, costs, quality, governance, and competitiveness? This special issue of "Higher Learning Research Communications" seeks to address these questions by posing as a unifying concept the academic profession's duty to the common good. Higher education is essential for creating the advanced knowledge and human capital necessary to address the world's most challenging issues, ranging from the environment to health to security to societal stability with such immediate crises as drought and climate change, terrorism, migration, famine, and health epidemics. This special issue of "Higher Learning Research Communications" has responded to UNESCO's (2015) call for educational institutions and educators to rethink education in the contemporary era and focuses on how academic endeavors can, do, and should act in service to a global common good.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Role of Education, Sustainability, Access to Education, Costs, Educational Quality, Governance, Competition, Human Capital, Social Problems, Climate, World Problems, Natural Disasters, Terrorism, Hunger, Epidemiology, College Faculty, Teacher Role, Educational Change, Teacher Responsibility, Social Responsibility
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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