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Handbook of Research on Trends in European Higher Education Convergence

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With an increase in global competition among universities and national higher education systems, educational programs desire to offer compatible content without losing their competitive advantage. Because of this balance, the issue of convergence, along with its benefits and limits, has emerged. Handbook of Research on Trends in European Higher Education Convergence aims to identify the indicators that meet the consensus of the academic community and higher education management experts. Analyzing the recognized trends within the publication and concluding which measures should be taken to improve convergence pace and avoid potential pitfalls; this reference book is a useful resource for academics and students, as well as specialists, policy makers, and professionals connected with the educational sector.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. EDUCATION AND CONVERGENCE
    2. THE BOOK CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
    3. REFERENCES
  8. Section 1: Harmonization and Convergence of Educational Policies in Europe in Light of the Bologna Process
    1. Chapter 1: Research Focus on European Education Policy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COMMON EDUCATIONAL POLICY IN EUROPE
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Intellectual Capital of the European Universities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE STATIC INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL PARADIGM
      4. THE DYNAMIC INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL PARADIGM
      5. THE EVOLUTION INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL PARADIGM
      6. THE ENTROPIC INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL PARADIGM
      7. REPORTING ON INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL
      8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Mobility, Internationalisation, Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONVERGENCE OF INTERNATIONALISATION PATHS IN UNIVERSITIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION
      4. INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND EDUCATION: INTERNATIONALISATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY IN EUROPE AND OTHER REGIONS
      5. MOBILITY TRENDS: GROWTH OF SELECTIVE AND QUALIFIED MIGRATION
      6. STUDENT FLOWS AND MIGRATION IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION GLOBALISATION AND INTERNATIONALISATION PROCESS
      7. EUROPEAN AND NATIONAL POLICIES FOR ACADEMIC MOBILITY AND INTERNATIONALISATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION
      8. CONSEQUENCES OF ACADEMIC MOBILITY AND MIGRATION: THE PROFESSIONAL VALUE OF MOBILITY AND THE INTERCULTURALISM AND HIGHER EDUCATION
      9. INSTITUTIONAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSES TO INTERNATIONALISATION, EUROPEANISATION AND GLOBALISATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Modelling and Simulation of the Need for Harmonizing the European Higher Education Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE NEED FOR SIMULATIONS OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEMS HARMONIZATION
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 5: Convergence of Quality Management Approaches
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN UNIVERSITIES AND ITS CONVERGENCE
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 6: Implementation of Bologna Reforms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. QUALITY ASSURANCE
      4. DEGREE SYSTEM
      5. RECOGNITION OF STUDIES AND DEGREES
      6. MOBILITY OF STUDENTS, RESEARCHERS AND TEACHERS
      7. SOCIAL DIMENSION
      8. LIFELONG LEARNING (LLL)
      9. JOINT DEGREES PROGRAMMES
      10. EMPLOYABILITY
      11. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      12. CONCLUSION
      13. REFERENCES
      14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      15. APPENDIX
    7. Chapter 7: Business Schools
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GLOBALIZATION
      4. EU POLICY
      5. RANKINGS AND ACCREDITATION
      6. STUDENT CONSUMERISM
      7. TOWARDS A NEW EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE
      8. SUGGESTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Section 2: The Impact of the Bologna Process in European Higher Education: Steps toward Convergence
    1. Chapter 8: New and Pressing Challenges for Romanian Higher Education System after 10 Years of Bologna Values Implementation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE BINARY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TRADITION AND MODERNITY
      5. THE MOST IMPORTANT THEMATIC AREAS: FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 9: The Role of Academic Values in Higher Education Convergence in Romania
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CASE OF ROMANIA
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 10: Convergence at What Cost?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT MODELS
      4. PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT PEDAGOGY
      5. PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT ACROSS EXPERIENCES AND TIME
      6. METHODOLOGY
      7. ANALYSIS
      8. DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      13. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 11: Evaluating International Competitiveness
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ROMANIA’S EXPERIENCE WITH THE BOLOGNA PROCESS
      5. DISCUSSION AND PROPOSITIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 12: Convergence and Internationalization of Higher Education in Europe
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONVERGENCE AND INTERNATIONALIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN EUROPE: HOW DO THEY RELATE?
      4. DEVELOPMENTS IN EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION: THE WAY TOWARDS CONVERGENCE
      5. THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION: EVIDENCE FROM ROMANIA
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 13: Towards Convergence in European Higher Education through Open Innovation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      6. INDUSTRY – UNIVERSITY OPEN INNOVATION RISKS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 14: The Importance of Managerial Education and Training for Country Performance
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LATEST TRENDS IN MEETING MANAGERS’ NEEDS IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING
      4. MANAGERIAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN ROMANIA
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. Chapter 15: Exploring the Effectiveness of Student-Centeredness in Universities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STUDENT-CENTRED LEARNING
      4. CONCEPTIONS OF TEACHING
      5. THE EPISTEMOLOGICAL BELIEFS AND CONCEPTIONS OF UNIVERSITY TEACHERS
      6. METHODOLOGY
      7. CONCEPTIONS OF TEACHING - THE FINDINGS
      8. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CONCEPTIONS OF TEACHING AND STUDENT -CENTEREDNESS
      9. IMPLICATIONS OF THE FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. Chapter 16: Comparison of Two Classrooms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. RESULTS
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. Chapter 17: Evaluation of the Case Method with an Emphasis in Energy Issues and its Applicability for European Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. THE CASE METHOD
      5. DEFINITION OF THE CASE OF THE SWINE FARMHOUSE IN MEXICO
      6. EVALUATION OF THE DIDACTIC STRATEGY OF THE CM
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. APPENDIX
  10. Section 3: Qualitative Analysis of the Convergence Paths in Higher Education: The Case of Romania
    1. Chapter 18: A Qualitative Approach to Convergence of Higher Education Policies in Europe
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION CONVERGENCE
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. APPENDIX 1
      10. APPENDIX 2
    2. Chapter 19: Convergence in Financing the European Higher Education Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE FINANCING OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM IN ROMANIA
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE MEASURES AND INDICATORS OF CONVERGENCE AT THE LEVEL OF FINANCING
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 20: Convergence of Internationalization Paths in Romanian Universities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INTERNATIONALIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 21: Convergence of Quality Assurance Paths in Romanian Universities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. QUALITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors