Types of institution
Spain Higher Education institutions have been around for centuries. Spain's universities are some of the oldest institutions in the world. One of Spain's institutions was founded in the earlier years of the thirteenth century. Higher education in Spain is mainly comprised of universities. There are currently around 75 universities where there are approximately 56 state owned and 19 private universities that are ran by private enterprises or by the Catholic Church. (Hampshire, 2003 p.1) Spain's higher education institutions had experienced a fast growth in student population due to a huge influx of high school graduates or "secondary school leavers. (Mora, n.d., p.1) In Spain's history the nineteenth century was a critical year because of the French Revolution and the huge impact it made on higher education institutions. One of the impacts that it made was the changing of the structure of the state. Under the Napoleonic system of higher education, adopted by Spain, the universities were entities hat were totally regulated by laws and norms by the State at a national level. (Mora, n.d, p.1) Professors were considered civil servants and they were to move from one institution to the next. All of the academic programs were unified amongst the universities and they even carried the same syllabi. "Higher Education performs the dual function of training skilled labor and screening students through the double filter of admissions and graduation standards. (Gilboa, Justman, 2005, p. 1107) Back then, universities were only attended by the elite and their main goal was to educate the ruling groups of the State and out of that group the civil servants especially. The way in which Spanish institutions taught was by having a strong professional orientation and transmitting skills essential to the development of professions. Moving forward in history Spanish institutions have made a lot of transformations. Under the University Reform Act, which is also...
...Highereducation in Ukraine
Ukraine today is the most interesting country among the former Soviet Union republics where one can study, work and rest, get acquainted with the history of the country. Highereducation in Ukraine has always been and still preserves high quality of education. Over 18 years of independence the country has built a well-developed, competitive and ramified system of nationaleducation in European educational area.
More and more foreign students choose Ukraine for study. Annual increase of students is 10%. 40 000 foreign students gain high standard education in Ukraine. The large number of students is from China, Guinea and Turkmenistan.
The most popular professions are Medicine, Computer Engieering, Engineering specialties and Economic & Finance.
The academic year in higher educational establishments in Ukraine starts on the 1st of September. It is divided into two terms, the first term is from September to the end of January and the second begins in February and ends in June. Each term lasts 17-18 weeks, followed by a 3 week examination period.
Foreign citizens who would like to enter the higher educational establishments in Ukraine get visas at the Embassy or diplomatic representative of Ukraine in their countries on grounds of invitation from Ukrainian State Center of International...
Reasons for Not Pursuing a HigherEducation
November 15, 2014
Reasons for Not Pursuing a HigherEducation
Although many people believe you have to have a highereducation; a lot of people do not feel it is necessary to have a highereducation. There are many reasons people choose not to pursue ahighereducation. A few of those reasons include: possible debt incurred, not being guaranteed a higher paying job and success can be achieved without having a degree.
Some people believe that getting a highereducation is worth the possible debt no matter what because they believe they will be making a better life for their families, or they will be guaranteed higher paying jobs. However, a recent report released by Mintel in April of 2014, states the percentage of consumers who think student loans are a good investment dropped from 54% in 2012 to just 20% in 2014. (Andrus 2014) Danielle Andrus stated in 2014, “Mintel surveyed 2,217 Americans 18 and older.” (Andrus 2014)
Even with a highereducation, not everyone can afford their loan payments, because they are so high. “In 2012, the majority of respondents were paying less than $300 a month (79%), and only 21% had payments...
Racism in HigherEducation
Madeline Levy Cruz
HE525 Student Issues in Higher Learning
Dr. Tanya Saddler
The film Higher Learning (1995) depicts many of the issues that the modern day student faces in highereducation. From lack of customer service from administrative entities to sexual identity confusion, a college student must meet many challenges and obstacles in and out of the classroom to successfully navigate through these formative years. In this analysis we will look at one specific issue in highereducation, the issue of racism. Further, we will look at a racial identity development models to determine what the needs of students are and in what ways the institution, through its faculty and administration, can meet those needs.
“Without struggle, there is no progress” quotes Professor Phipps in the film Higher Learning (Singleton, 1995). This famous Fredrick Douglass quote is the epitome of racial identity development theory. Malik, the African American student in the film, is faced with several issues as he enters highereducation. In the opening scenes we see him walking through a sea of predominantly white students, as he enters the elevator to get to his dormitory, a white female student in the elevator holds her purse closer to her body, a tell-tale sign of micro-aggression. Further, he is...
HigherEducation, or Higher Priced Education?
The Marriam-Webster online dictionary defines highereducation as “education beyond the secondary level; especially : education provided by a college or university.“ It's no secret to modern students that a highereducation is necessary to advance in their professional life. There is always a cost to advancement and that cost can sometimes create a glass ceiling that is difficult for people in certain social strata to break through. The rising cost of highereducation and its requirement for jobs creates a conflict for people in lower economic brackets. While the social value of highereducation is difficult to argue against, the problems associated with affording highereducation are very real social problems that must be considered.
In Western society we have goals we are expected to achieve. At a very early age we begin preparing our children for school. There is no law demanding that children attend a specific school, nor that upon entering adult life they pursue highereducation. Children can be home schooled or attend any school of their parents' choosing. However, having a degree of some kind gives one many advantages in America. One...
Corruption in getting a highereducation
Extra Credit Assignment – IBUS330
The Washington Post recently featured a series of articles on corruption in Russia’s Education system. Peter Finn’s article on “Taking on Russia’s Ubiquitous Bribery,” describes the corrupt education environment at I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (SFMSMU). SFMSMU is one of the Russia’s best known medical schools. Medical students could pay professors in exchange for passing grades on exams. Bribery at SFMSU is common at the university; students even have a price chart in determining what grades they will get for the money they pay a professor.
Corruption in Russia’s education
One student named Vladimir said that, “students can pay up to $400 for a good grade or $500 for an excellent grade” (Peter-Finn, 2008). Vladimir is in his third year of college and struggles at keeping up his grades for his human anatomy class. Esquire magazine published an article about the corruption in SFMSMU, in hopes to bring awareness to this ugly truth. Bribery is so common in Russian universities that it’s not exactly breaking news for Russian Media. According to the Interior Ministry’s Department for Combating Economic Crimes, the average bribe amounted to “9,000 Rubles in 2008; 23,000 Rubles in 2009; 61,000 Rubles in 2010; and 236,000 Rubles...
Technology and Higher EducationMithun TamilarasanStudent no. 1425955
UNIVERSITY OF CHESTERMaster of Business and AdministrationGautham Rajkhowa22/10/2014 Table of context
Technology and Quality of learning………………………………………...3
Negative aspects of Technology……………………………………....4
Internet and education……………………………………………………….4
Technology Impact on Higher EducationIntroduction
Technology in the past few years have been developing and innovating itself by every day, With companies making use of these technologies and producing cost effective products to reach all range of people. Technology has become an extra limb, which has changed the way of living in all aspects. Every sector is adapting to technology to make things more efficient. Education sector is one of it, which started using technology just for administration purpose and now it’s changing the way of teaching students. Technology getting involved in education has mixed influence on the student. This paper discusses about the negative and positive sides of how technology has changed education system.
Technology and quality of learning
A research was conducted to find the impact of computer based learning on students. The results shows that students who learned through computer based...
Curriculum in HigherEducation
Mary A. Swanagan
HE510: Foundations of HigherEducation
Professor Heather Scott
April 15, 2014
Curriculum in HigherEducation
An effective curriculum is an important part of a university’s success, especially for first time students. Attending a university for the first time can be very overwhelming for a first year student. Studies show that 25% of students drop out in the first year. Studies show that this number can be decreased if the first year curriculum is designed to engage and empower the students (Bovill, 2011).
In Thelin’s curriculum theme there doesn’t seem to be a set curriculum for highereducation institutions. Professors tried to use their own work as a means for an academic curriculum. Yale and Harvard had their own ideas as to how a curriculum should be for their schools, while the university builders leaned toward a curriculum in specialized fields depending on what year of study the students were in at the time. Not being able to decide whose curriculum was the most important caused nothing but chaos (Thelin, 2011, Pg. 129,130).
“The primary purpose of the Committee of Ten was to provide a national force for standardizing the secondary school curricula. The report advised high schools to implement a required core curriculum for...