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International Education and the Next-Generation Workforce

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Education is the first stage in developing a viable, dynamic, and long-lived global economy. Unfortunately, in times of economic hardship, educational programs, teacher salaries, and extracurricular opportunities are often the first to be cut. International Education and the Next-Generation Workforce: Competition in the Global Economy presents a detailed discussion of present educational principles and policies, and their impact on the effectiveness of education in a multi-national context. The chapters in this pivotal reference contribute to the body of literature bridging the gap between the fields of business and education, providing educators and business professionals at all levels with an instruction manual for the next generation of employment-focused teaching and learning.

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. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Chapter 1: Chinese Pedagogy or Western Andragogy?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. ADULT EDUCATION METHODS IN CHINA
    5. ADULT EDUCATION METHODS IN THE UNITED STATES
    6. RESEARCH METHODS
    7. PARTICIPANTS
    8. VALIDATION OF INSTRUMENTS
    9. DATA ANALYSIS
    10. FINDINGS
    11. DISCUSSION
    12. CONCLUSION
    13. APPENDIX A
  9. Chapter 2: Global Education in the Russian Federation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INTERNATIONAL ELEMENTS IN RUSSIAN EDUCATION FROM PETER THE GREAT TO THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION
    4. GLOBALIZATION IN THE SOVIET UNION
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 3: Europe 2020
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE EU POLITICAL CONTEXT
    4. THE EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION LANDSCAPE
    5. EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION REFORM: THE BOLOGNA DECLARATION THE BOLOGNA PROCESS
    6. THE EU LISBON STRATEGY: CREATING A EUROPE OF KNOWLEDGE
    7. THE EU 2020 STRATEGY: SMART, SUSTAINABLE, AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH
    8. RESPONSE OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO EU 2020 STRATEGY
    9. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 4: Collaboration Not Competition
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. COLLABORATION NOT COMPETITION: INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION EXPANDING PERSPECTIVES ON LEARNING AND WORKFORCE ARTICULATION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS TO BENEFIT TEACHING AND LEARNING
    5. OUTCOMES OF INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. APPENDIX A
    9. APPENDIX B
    10. APPENDIX C
  12. Chapter 5: Education in Egypt and its Role in the Global Community
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. EDUCATIONAL EVOLUTION
    3. EGYPTIAN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
    4. EGYPT’S EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM
    5. HISTORICAL EDUCATIONAL REFORM
    6. GLOBAL INFLUENCES
    7. INTERNATIONAL ROLES IN EDUCATIONAL REFORMS
    8. EDUCATIONAL TRANSFER
    9. EVALUATION
    10. EDUCATIONAL ISSUES
    11. POST-REVOLUTION EDUCATIONAL CHANGES
    12. GLOBALIZATION AND CROSS-CULTURAL AWARENESS
    13. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 6: Critical Teaching and Learning Issues in Internatonal Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. CRITICAL TEACHING AND LEARNING ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
    3. HISTORICAL CONTEXT
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. TEACHING AND LEARNING DISTINCT ISSUES
    6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
  14. Chapter 7: Observations of the Possible Influence of Andragogy on the Economies of World Nations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. NUMEROUS ITERATIONS OF THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF ANDRAGOGY
    5. THE EIGHTH AND CONCLUDING STAGE IS EXPANDING ANDRAGOGICAL HORIZONS TECHNOLOGICALLY FOR PEACE AROUND THE GLOBE 2010-2013 AND BEYOND
    6. ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS TO BE OBSERVED FROM AN ANDRAGOGICAL PERSPECTIVE
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 8: Implications for Recruiting International Students to the University of North Carolina System
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
    4. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 9: Using Technology to Address Workforce Readiness Skills
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. BACKGROUND
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 10: The Roles of Professional Organizations in School Library Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. THE ROLES OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN SCHOOL LIBRARY EDUCATION
    3. INTRODUCTION
    4. BACKGROUND
    5. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    6. CURRENT WORKFORCE ISSUES
    7. CASE STUDIES OF PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONS IN TEACHER LIBRARIANSHIP EDUCATION
    8. LINKING PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION ROLES IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TO THEORIES
    9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    10. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 11: An Investigation of the Relationship of Motivation, Attitudes and Environment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 12: A Comparative Study on Undergraduate Computer Science Education between China and the United States
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
  20. Chapter 13: Open, Flexible and Participatory Pedagogy in the Era of Globalisation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION: EDUCATIONAL PRESSURES IN THE GLOBAL ERA
    3. DRIVERS FOR CHANGE: MOBILITY AND UPTAKE OF DIGITAL TOOLS AND SNS’S
    4. CALL FOR 21 CENTURY SKILLS
    5. SOCIAL MEDIA, CROSS-BORDER COLLABORATION AND GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
    6. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK: COMPLEXITY THEORY AND CONNECTIVISM
    7. NEW DYNAMICS AND FLEXIBLE, OPEN LEARNING RESOURCES AND GLOBALISATION OF EDUCATION
    8. DEVELOPMENT OF GLOBAL SKILLS FOR TRANS-NATIONAL EDUCATION
    9. FUTURE AND EMERGING TRENDS
    10. CONCLUSION: RESPONDING TO PEDAGOGICAL REQUIREMENTS THE GLOBAL EDUCATION MARKET
  21. Chapter 14: Working-Walking Alone and With Others Working-Walking Fast and Far
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EXISTING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES/ACTIVITIES: THERE SHOULD BE NO SHORTAGE OF WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE
    4. THE RELEVANCE AND QUALITY OF PRODUCTS OF TERTIARY EDUCATION (UNIVERSITY EDUCATION)
    5. FRAMEWORKS THAT UNDERGIRD TERTIARY EDUCATION PROVISIONING
    6. UNIVERSITIES AND BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIES ARE WALKING FASTER THAN COMMUNITIES
    7. CONCLUSION
  22. Compilation of References
  23. About the Contributors