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Publikācija: Contradictions in Higher Education

Publication Type Full-text conference paper published in conference proceedings indexed in SCOPUS or WOS database
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Contradictions in Higher Education
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.2 Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information and communication engineering
Authors Laura Dzelzkalēja
Keywords contradictions,in higher education, conflicts in higher education, sustainable development, problems in university, university mission
Abstract The paper is an attempt to make a summary about contradictions that are being present nowadays in higher education system. Despite a lot of research and rapidly developing knowledge and technological possibilities, it seems that higher education system is not changing accordingly. So it is important to understand the underlying reasons and historical background for this to be able to move towards sustainable higher education system. Seven main contradiction groups were distinguished and an overview given in this article. Shortly the groups are as follows: Willingness to teach comprehensively VS availability of finance; Traditions VS novelties; Willingness to learn VS financially survive; Student x VS student y; “Women professions” VS “male professions”; The mission of a higher education institution; Graduate skills and knowledge VS skills and knowledge needed by the employer. The analysis is more focused to situation in Latvia and the post-soviet space since the authors are well acquainted with the system. The main future research object is university mission, since from the mission statement analysis it was found that low rated universities are lacking the distinction between education and training, having bigger stress on training, and that is growing into future problems and this situation interfere with the sustainable education goal.
Reference Dzelzkalēja, L. Contradictions in Higher Education. In: Proceedings of 15th Conference on Sustainable Development, Culture, and Education: Interplay of Tradition and Innovation, Latvia, Riga, 16-18 November, 2017. Riga: ${reference.year}, pp.3-9.
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