The college sector is facing a growing number of new challenges caused by technological change, globalisation and the growth of mass higher education. New Frontiers for College Education considers the impact these changes have had and explores the developing role of college education in countries throughout the world. Whilst analysing the issues associated with providing high quality vocational education and training, the book also reflects on the role of colleges in widening access to both further and higher education.
Drawing together contributions from leading international academics, policymakers and practitioners, the book explores common themes across these diverse societies, as well as some of the key challenges experienced within individual countries. It considers the distinctive contributions that colleges can make in responding to these challenges through apprenticeships and other types of vocational education and training. Contributors discuss the growing emphasis on creating more integrated systems of tertiary education, recognising that colleges and universities are now expected to work more closely together and that these diverse demands can be difficult to reconcile.
Providing an authoritative and timely analysis of the changing role of colleges in contemporary society, this book will be of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the areas of further and higher education, vocational education and training, lifelong learning, and skills development. It should also be essential reading for policymakers, as well as practitioners working in colleges and other institutions of higher and further education.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 238
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
"New Frontiers for College Education: International Perspectives, edited by Jim Gallacher and Fiona Reeve, brings together a unique collection of scholarly articles from all over the world that traverse the broad terrain of College Education. The 15 chapters of the book give a first-hand overview of the role for further education colleges in the context of vocational education on the one hand and tertiary education on the other. It gives detailed answers on the future role of colleges in a changing world and is a "must read" for researchers, educationalists and policy makers from all over the world."
Prof. Dr Matthias Pilz, University of Koeln.
"The great merit of this collection is to lay claim to a concept of college education and consider its many forms and functions from a cross-national perspective. In charting the changing patterns of college education in diverse jurisdictions, the country studies highlight the extent to which general education, skills formation, apprenticeship training, higher education and lifelong learning is common or central to the college contribution. Debates about whether colleges should pursue comprehensive or specialist missions now have a guiding text."
Gareth Parry, Emeritus Professor of Education, University of Sheffield.
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