In this research study will examines the opportunities and challenges faced by one of the private higher education institution group in Malaysia that implementing the Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge (TPACK) model. Based on the TPACK model, this study sees the sights of these interrelated questions: to what extent that the modern technologies have been utilized by the education group based on the TPACK model? What are the potential challenges faced by the academic staff in teaching and learning in ICT based? What are the opportunities that academic staff beneficial from the TPACK model? Is there any significant difference between the engineering (technology) and non engineering (non-technology) subjects’ academic staff applying ICT in their teaching and learning processes?
Bangladesh is one of the environmentally rich countries in the world as Malaysia. In her education systems, the environmental education is largely considered at all levels particularly in the higher education for both the countries based on the British education systems. In 1971 and 1956, Bangladesh and Malaysia achieved her independence respectively. Meanwhile, both the governments passed some important environmental laws taught at the higher education levels but still, they are very limited in number and scope. Historically, these environmental laws were passed in eighties and the Public Health Act 1857 is one of them. This study examines the present state of the environmental education in the higher education in Bangladesh and Malaysia based on the primary and secondary sources consisting of 25 relevant respondents from the different criteria
This study attempts to examine the relationship between service quality and students’ satisfaction and determining the competitive advantage dimensions that contribute most to the students’ satisfaction in a private higher education institution in Malaysia. To determine the relationship between service quality and students’ satisfaction, Michael Porter’s theory of competitive advantage was used to analyse the research questions. Through this method, the service quality was examined through three generic strategies of the competitive advantage theory, such as cost leadership, differentiation and focus. The study reveals that there were correlations between service quality and students’ satisfaction. The students were satisfied with the environment and service differentiation strategy used by the institution to enhance its service quality.
As more developed the modern society, the more importance are given to higher education. Thus, it becomes crucial to understand how the higher educational institution should perform to attract more students. The main objective of this research is to find out the determination of students' satisfaction in higher learning. In order to complete this research, the "competitive advantage" theory from strategy management is introduced to analyze the research question. Data were gathered using structured questionnaire survey of 150 students from different schools in Universiti Sains Malaysia. Regression analysis was used to examine the relationship between competitive advantage dimensions and the students' satisfaction. The result indicates that the most significant factor that influences students' satisfaction is the quality of education and the least is the availability of latest education technology.
In his book entitled ‘Legal Framework for Establishment of a Private University in Swaziland’, Dr. Carlos Vicente Mbanze provides a theoretical framework for the establishment and management of Southern Africa Nazarene University in Swaziland. A literature review indicated that although the private higher education system was in the process of being developed, the underdevelopment of the system had resulted in uncertainty regarding the legal process for the establishment of the university and the development and implementation of relevant education legislation and policies. Dr. Mbanze designed a unique organisational and management structure for the university in question and made recommendations for improving the legal process for the establishment of private higher education institutions in Swaziland
The major aim of any Higher Education Institution is to develop an effectual learning environment within the institution so that student could be able to demonstrate their complete potential. This study has analyzed the critical factors of learning environment in HEIs of Pakistan. The semester system in Higher Education Institutions has been critically analyzed in the present research in order to elaborate hidden issues and challenges.
One of the most important challenges of the higher education sector in Kosovo, in Europe, and elsewhere, is the development and update of the curricula (study programs), which are consistent with the needs of labor market, comparable with the similar universities abroad, along with Bologna Declaration and with recent trends in the European Higher Education Area. Thus, the aim of this study is to analyze the system of higher education in Kosovo: legal framework and managerial accountability of the public and private higher education institutions in the process of curriculum development.
There are major structural issues in the higher education system in Pakistan leading to poor governance of institutions and questionable quality of education. An analysis of the differences in the role of boards of governors in maintaining quality of education in both the public and the private sector universities in Pakistan has been done. Qualitative research by interviewing selected academics and by secondary research, the problems in the governance of higher education in the country were identified. Governance in higher education is then analyzed in terms of the Boards of Governors of universities and their role and the overall management and organizational structure of the higher education institutions in both sectors. The role of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan as a regulator of higher education in the country and its policies regarding quality assurance have been discussed. This discussion helps in identifying the differences that are present in the governance structures of universities in both sectors. The results have been assessed as to what changes are required to ensure good governance and quality assurance in the universities in Pakistan.
A number of authorities in the field of enterprise risk management (ERM) consistently show that higher educational institutions in general show very little commitment to the implementation of ERM despite numerous enterprise risks these institutions face in their operations on a day to day basis. Private higher education institutions (PHEIs) are especially susceptible to a myriad of enterprise risks which include unreliable sources of revenue, low enrollments, high staff turnover, a highly regulated higher education environment, ad stiff competition for students and staff between higher education institutions among others. This book therefore is an investigation of how effectively private higher education institutions in Botswana implement ERM practices with regards to how they assess, respond to and monitor enterprise risk. A review of some of the theoretical underpinnings of enterprise risk management including examples of best practice is included in this book. It is concluded in this book and against best practice that ERM practices of private higher education institutions in Botswana are not effective enough to mitigate enterprise risk.
Bangladesh has experienced a brilliant growth in private educational sector since the early 1990s. The development has resulted mainly through the emergence of a large number of universities in the private sector where quality remains a great concern. An exploratory survey was conducted to analyze the consumers’ (students) evaluation of private higher education sectors in Bangladesh with particular reference to the quality as well as the cost of education. The sample was taken on a random basis from ten private universities in Dhaka metropolitan area, the capital city of Bangladesh. The respondents (students) were asked to evaluate the quality and the cost of education at private universities in Bangladesh. Respondents ranked the attributes on a number of itemized seven-point scale ratings bounded at each end by one of two bipolar adjectives. The result of this study shows that faculty credentials, academic calendar, campus facility, research facility, and cost of education are associated with quality education and that the consumers feel most of the private universities in Bangladesh provide quality education at reasonable costs.
Education is noted as pivotal in the quest of developing countries to attain economic independence. However, a major problem which seems to derail this goal is the lack of financing. This has resulted in inadequate personnel, educational institutions, infrastructure and materials, as well as the migration of current and potential students to other developed nations. To help curb this problem, private higher educational institutions have been warmly welcomed and this has led to the setting up of many of such institutions, notably those that are operated by denominational/non-denominational religious bodies. This notwithstanding, financing of education in such institutions is still problematic. The research investigated into the various forms of financing existing in some private higher educational institutions in Ghana (denominational/non-denominational). In addition, alternative forms of financing that could be employed to ensure the survival of private higher education were identified. This research work will be of immense help to students, investors and researchers interested in private higher educational financing.
This book explores the debate on globalisation of higher education with a particular focus on British Higher Education Institutions (HEIS). Using the narratives and experiences of international students, the book interrogates the policy framework and nuances in the packaging and delivery of higher education in the UK. The book reveals that on face value, the British higher education appears to be well structured and articulated seeking to provide a "world class" educational system, but there are areas of constraints: learning support for those in need of English, immigration and visa services in the light an emerging stringent policy, and social and welfare support services for students and their families, among others
The members of academic staff of higher education institutions are its prime asset. They need to be appropriately qualified, sufficiently knowledgeable and adequately skilled to provide diploma or degree level education. To realize this, the private higher education institutions must implement proper recruitment and selection of teaching staff. The present book investigated the practices and problems of the recruitment and selection of teaching staff in some private higher education institutions of Addis Ababa, . The book showed that majority of the human resource mangers of the education institutions do not exercise human resource planning which is believed to be the core issues of recruitment and selection of teaching staff thus, causing vacancies to remain unfilled, positions over populated and inefficiency escalating in the layoff and hiring process in general.
As the speedy development of modern society, people start to attach more importance to higher education. Thus, it becomes crucial to understand how the higher educational institution should perform to attract more outstanding students. The main objective of this research is to find out the determination of students' satisfaction in higher learning. In order to complete this research, the "competitive advantage" theory from strategy management is introduced to analyze this question. Competitive advantage is a concept that often inspires in strategists a form of idol worship, a desire to imitate the strategies that make the most successful companies successful. We could also use this theory to measure the attractiveness of colleges and students' satisfaction in terms of its key factors.
This book deals with the perspectives on private tuition. The existing system of school education gives much importance to ranks and grades and admittance to higher education and professional courses, by and large, depends on the achievement in the terminal examinations of the higher secondary course. Scoring high marks in the +2 examinations ensures a professional or non-professional course seat. It is in this prevalent context, arranging private tuition voluntarily or sending their wards forcibly for gaining higher scores in the examinations have become a common practice, though it is technically illegal. It is this plane that has kindled the interest on the part of the investigator forming the significance of the study to research into the perspectives on private tuition. Data for the study were collected using self-made Attitude Scale on Private Tuition. The samples were collected from students, teachers, parents, tutors, educators and the public people of India. Based on the findings of this study the author suggests ideas to improve the school system of education and to benefit the most from classroom learning itself.