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Global Development of Community Colleges, Technical Colleges, and Further Education Programs - Revised Edition: International Research / Resource Guide

Paul A. Elsner

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Title: Global Development of Community Colleges, ...

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 2.

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We live and thrive in a global society and economy where education and training is essential to a nation’s competitiveness and to the standard of living of its people. Opening the doors of higher or further education beyond the enrollments in elite or select universities has become a greater necessity. This has spawned a movement to develop or expand institutions that are more affordable, accessible, flexible, and tied to business and industry. This revised edition covers systems that have been developed in over 35 countries worldwide that were designed to meet these needs. Historical development of each system, as well as the strategies for addressing national mandates for preparing a workforce for the global economy, are described throughout each chapter. Our contributing authors provide contrasting samples of countries with mature, large economies and those who might be considered to have less developed economies, as well as those with newly emerging, robust economies. This edition points out trends and patterns since the release of the first edition. Also, includes extensive international research and resource guide.
Higher Education institutions from these countries covered in this book: AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL*, CANADA, CHILE, CHINA, COLOMBIA*, DENMARK, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ENGLAND, FRENCH WEST AFRICA, GEORGIA, HAITI*, HONG KONG, INDIA, INDONESIA*, IRELAND, JAMAICA*, JAPAN, MEXICO, NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND, QATAR*, SINGAPORE*, SPAIN, SOUTH AFRICA, THAILAND, TURKEY, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, UNITED STATES, VIETNAM, KIRIBATI*, AND YEMEN*
* New Country Chapter
“Paul Elsner has done it again! He and his colleagues have updated his original excellent work on the globalization of community and technical colleges. This revised edition includes many new countries and their response to the increasing value of a trained workforce. Not only does the publication show the impressive work of countries across the globe and the influence of the American community college, but it paints a vivid picture of why America must continue to support and encourage our own community college system if we have any hope of remaining in the global race for economic development. If you are involved in higher education this is a must read!”
BRICE HARRIS Chancellor of the California Community Colleges

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Paul Elsner, Ed.D., (Senior Editor) received his doctorate from Stanford University and completed study at the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University. He is the Senior Editor of this Global Survey publication and the 2008 Edition. He serves on the Board of Directors for Sias International University in Zhengzhou, PRC, and has spoken and consulted in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Singapore, China, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Ireland, England, South Africa, and other countries. Elsner gave the Third Robert Atwell Distinguished lecture, following the first given by Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations, and the second by Harvard President Neal Rudenstein. His previous appointments include ETS Board Chair at Princeton and the ACT Board at Iowa City. He also served as President of the Board for the League for Innovation and numerous Washington-based educational organizations and served as Chancellor of the Maricopa Community Colleges for 23 years. He is currently Founding Chair and Organizer of the Sias International Water and Global Warming Conference.

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