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ERIC Number: EJ1218150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1691-4147
Contradictions in Higher Education
Dzelzkaleja, Laura; Kapenieks, Janis
Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, v20 n1 p124-144 2018
The present paper is a literature and experience summary about contradictions existing in higher education, nowadays. Thus, it is important to understand the underlying reasons and historical background to find ability to move towards higher education system for sustainability. Seven main contradiction groups have been distinguished and an overview is given in the article. The analysis is more focused on a situation in Latvia and the post-soviet space since the authors are well acquainted with the system. The main future research object is university mission, since from the mission statement analysis it has been found that low rated universities lack the distinction between education and training, having bigger stress on training, and that is growing into future problems and this situation interferes with the sustainable education goal.
UNESCO Chair on Interplay of Tradition and Innovation in ESD. Parades 1-220, Daugavpils University, Daugavplis LV-5401, Latvia. Tel: 371-6542-5452; Fax: 371-6542-2890; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Latvia
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