Imprint: Centre for Educational Research and Innovation
The mobility of students, professors, knowledge and even values has been part of higher education for centuries, but it has recently grown at an unprecedented pace. This presents many new opportunities among which are increased access to higher education, strategic alliances between countries and regions, as well as the expansion of human resource and institutional capacity. Parallel to these opportunities are an equal number of challenges: a potential increase in low quality or rogue providers, a lack of recognition of foreign qualifications by domestic employers or education institutions, along with elitism and the tensions it creates. This book casts light on these opportunities and challenges, especially for developing countries willing to leverage cross-border higher education as a tool for development. It discusses the concept of capacity-building through cross-border education, emphasising the critical role of quality assurance and trade negotiations.
Table of contents:
Executive Summary Chapter 1. Cross-border Tertiary Education: An Introduction by Jane Knight -Growth and Complexity of Cross-Border Education -Terminology -Elements of Cross-Border Education -A Diversity of Cross-Border Providers -Typology of Programme Mobility -Rationales and Impact -Emerging Issues and Challenges -Key Questions -Conclusions Chapter 2. Developing Capacity through Cross-Border Tertiary Education by Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin -Introduction -What Is Capacity Development -The Centrality of Education and Higher Education in any Capacity-Building Strategy -Why Build Capacity in Tertiary Education in Developing Countries? -Why Incorporate Cross-Border Education into a Capacity Development Strategy? -How Can Different Forms of Cross-Border Education Contribute to Capacity-Building in Higher Education? -The Complementarity of Trade and Development Assistance in Cross-Border Higher Education -Which Policies Can Maximise a Country's Benefits from Cross-Border Education and Minimise the Risks? -Conclusion Chapter 3. Building Capacity in Quality Assurance: The Challenge of Context by Richard R. Hopper -The Complexities of Quality Assurance -Developing Capacity in Quality Assurance -The Way Forward: Ideal Systems vs. Manageable Systems -Conclusion Chapter 4. Developing Capacity in Tertiary Education through Trade Liberalisation and GATS by Massimo Geloso-Grosso -Introduction -Developing Capacity through Enhanced Trade and Investment -Regulation and Remedial Policies -Higher Education Services and the GATS -Conclusion Annex 1. Guidelines for Quality Provision in Cross-Border Higher Education List of Acronyms