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Deng, Li; Zhengmei, Peng – Comparative Education, 2021
China and the US have responded to the challenges of a knowledge-based society, technological advancement, and global competition by implementing educational reforms to impart skills or competencies required of 21st century students. This study compares the rationales, content, and curricula design of both countries' key competencies frameworks…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cultural Influences, Confucianism, Foreign Countries
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Tobon, Sergio; Luna-Nemecio, Josemanuel – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2021
Although human talent is essential to achieve social and organizational development with a sustainable focus, its definition and features remain unclear considering humanity's current challenges and the transformation towards the knowledge society. The purpose of this conceptual analysis is to propose a new definition of talent using…
Descriptors: Talent, Educational Philosophy, Hermeneutics, Knowledge Economy
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Garcia-Alvarez-Coque, Jose-Maria; Mas-Verdú, Francisco; Roig-Tierno, Norat – Studies in Higher Education, 2021
This paper examines interactions between the presence of top-ranked universities and other conditions that encourage regional competitiveness. Fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) was conducted to assess the combined effect of the conditions. The analysis yields several noteworthy conclusions. First, no single condition is necessary…
Descriptors: Universities, Reputation, Achievement Rating, Competition
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Thwaites, Trevor – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2021
In this paper I argue that the technologizing of most things in our daily lives, from work and education to finance and leisure, can be seen to promote a loss of the tangible and a rootlessness for human societies, causing a disorientation in the knowledge and beliefs acquired over millennia. Arendt's proposal that 'the earth is the very…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Environment, Computer Simulation, Knowledge Level
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Alves, Mariana Gaio; Tomlinson, Michael – European Educational Research Journal, 2021
This article examines how the value of higher education (HE) is currently being (re)framed in two European countries: England and Portugal. HE has been central to a global discourse on the future of knowledge economy, whilst also being subject to the policy framework of New Public Management. Being so, the changing value of HE is related to the…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Higher Education, Educational Policy
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Rappleye, Jeremy; Komatsu, Hikaru – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
Extending recent analyses using PISA data, the current study utilises the OECD's Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) to test the central claims of knowledge capital theory. PIAAC has a distinct advantage over PISA in that it more directly tests levels of purported 'knowledge capital' across an entire national workforce, rather than offering…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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de Wit, Hans; Altbach, Philip G. – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2021
Internationalization as a concept and strategic agenda is a relatively new, broad, and varied phenomenon in tertiary education. During the past half-century, internationalization has evolved from a marginal activity to a key aspect of the reform agenda. This analysis addresses the following points: What are the historical developments of…
Descriptors: International Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Futures (of Society)
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Abu-Shawish, Reem Khalid; Romanowski, Michael H.; Amatullah, Tasneem – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2021
Globalization presents Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries with opportunities for economic growth and transformation, as many of these nations face economic challenges such as the need for a diversified knowledge-based economy because of the finite resource of hydrocarbons. This requires the development of human capital providing workers with…
Descriptors: Knowledge Economy, Economic Development, Educational Development, Policy Formation
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Inga, Esteban; Inga, Juan; Cárdenas, Jorge; Cárdenas, Juan – Education Sciences, 2021
Nowadays, many universities are employing metrics that are used by other countries as the focus moves towards academic management. A shared vision and collaboration is required to identify success cases. Leaders at senior and middle management need to be guided by a road map to get a clear vision, a list of different strategies and successful…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Strategic Planning, Flipped Classroom, Blended Learning
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Yamada, Aki – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2021
In today's information-driven society, the Japanese government envisions the next societal revolution as "Society 5.0," where advanced technologies and service platforms integrate with and empower individuals in a human-based society. While Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education has traditionally focused on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, STEM Education, Technology Integration, Liberal Arts
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Bekele, Teklu Abate; Ofoyuru, Denis Thaddeus – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2021
Due mainly to globalization, knowledge economies, liberalization, and regulation and accountability regimes, higher education institutions are under increasing pressure to demonstrate their relevance and significance to society. European and North American universities have rearticulated their profiles and adopted entrepreneurial and engaged…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Strategic Planning, Entrepreneurship, Institutional Characteristics
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Iorio, Juliana Chatti – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2021
For a long time the historical/colonial relations between Brazil and Portugal guaranteed the mobility of Brazilian elite that wanted to obtain a degree mostly from the University of Coimbra. However, only in the twenty-first century the flow of Brazilian students to Portuguese higher education increased, turning it into the largest community of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Policy, Educational Attainment, Universities
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Kubota, Ryuko; Takeda, Yuya – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2021
Foreign language education primarily aims to cultivate learners' competence to communicate in an additional language. However, the meaning of communication competence is not entirely transparent, especially given the current neoliberal valorization of communication in the knowledge economy. The meaning of communication can be scrutinized in two…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Osinski, Zbigniew – Journal of Information Literacy, 2021
The article presents the results of research on information literacy (IL) of employees of selected state administration offices, those in which the concept of improving the quality of work, named "good governance", has been implemented. The first aim of the study was to determine the components of IL necessary for state administration…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Public Officials, Public Administration, Information Needs
Frank, David John; Meyer, John W. – Princeton University Press, 2020
The university is experiencing an unprecedented level of success today, as more universities in more countries educate more students in more fields. At the same time, the university has become central to a knowledge society based on the belief that everyone can, through higher education, access universal truths and apply them in the name of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Knowledge Economy, College Role
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