American Journal of Educational Research
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Special Issue "Higher Education in Global Scenario : Emerging Issues, Challenges and New Directions"

A special issue of American Journal of Educational Research (ISSN 2327-6150).

Special Issue Editors

Chief Guest Editor

Dr. Santosh Kumar Behera
Department of Education, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia, West Bengal, India

Special Issue Information

Higher education is of vital importance for the country, as it is powerful tool to build knowledge based society of the 21st century. Higher Education is the spotlight of the 21st century. Former Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam said that, “Higher Education is a definite imperative for a country’s progress”. World Bank reported that, “The Wealth or Poverty of a Nation depends on the quality of Higher Education”. Higher Education is emerging as a cache of supremacy. So many changes have been taking place at this juncture in the globe. Higher education is the key to a career. Higher Education today is a complex, challenging and competitive reality. Higher Education has to be assessed from a broader perspective in the context of various types of changes in the national and worldwide milieu. Higher Education provides suitable solutions to the problems of human beings, and it is the basis for the culture, trade, commerce, industry, agriculture, political, management and administration, arts, science and technology and quality of overall setting. If the quality of the higher education is not improved, then everything will go fritter away. There is tremendous quantitative expansion of higher education institutions in the world but the level of quality is failing. Issues are many and so are the suggestive measures, therefore, transforming of higher education in the World requires out-and-out debates at various levels so that the process of change may be initiated in a planned way. Higher Education offers opportunities for the exchange of research results, experience and insights, and provides a forum for ongoing discussion between experts. We need such type of education that is modern, liberal and can adapt to the changing needs of a changing society, a changing economy and a changing world. Higher education plays an important role for facing these challenges. Higher education is very important for increasing human development. Higher Education provides opportunities to the people to reflect on the critical social, cultural, moral, economic and spiritual issues facing humanity. Higher education institutions are large, complex, adaptive social systems like all other human organizations. The twenty-first century has brought with it profound challenges to the nature, values, quality and control of higher education in the globe.

Objectives of this special issue:

  • • To analyze the changing context of Higher education in the global scenario.
  • • To explore the current Issues, Challenges and New Directions in the field of Higher Education in various countries’ in the world.
  • • To share innovative ideas for the qualitative development of Higher education.
  • • To know the genesis, growth and development of Higher education during various periods and examine its relevance today.
  • • To find out the curricula and courses for Higher education in different countries of the world.
  • • To ascertain the special features of the Higher Education system in various countries.
  • • To know the agencies involved in the continuing Higher Education.
  • • To know the quality indicators for Higher education.
  • • To know the significance of E-learning in Higher Education.
  • • To know the significance of ICT in Higher Education.
  • • To disseminate the knowledge of upcoming areas of Higher Education.

Special Issue Topics

About the issue

The topics to be covered by this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • 1. Higher Education in the 21st century.
  • 2. Development of Higher Education in India and other countries.
  • 3. Growth, Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education.
  • 4. Changing Context of Higher Education in the Global Scenario.
  • 5. Higher Education in India and other countries: Its Position and Claims.
  • 6. Problems and Prospects of Higher Education in the World.
  • 7. Present Status and Future Perspectives of Higher Education.
  • 8. Social Dimensions of Higher Education.
  • 9. Social Mobility and Access to Higher Education.
  • 10. Social Media in Higher Education.
  • 11. Comparative studies in Higher education.
  • 12. Higher Education among Minorities.
  • 13. Socio-economically Backward Communities and Higher Education.
  • 14. Various Issues in Higher Education: Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization (LPG).
  • 15. Towards Reforming Higher Education, Changing role of Teachers in Higher Education.
  • 16. Higher Education and International Co-operation.
  • 17. Skill Development and Higher Education.
  • 18. Higher Education and Moral Values.
  • 19. Role of Open and Distance Education in Higher Education.
  • 20. Online learning and Higher Education.
  • 21. MOOC in Higher Education.
  • 22. Internationalization and Innovation in Higher Education.
  • 23. Innovations in Higher Education System- ICT, E-Learning, Mobile Learning.
  • 24. Virtual Higher Education.
  • 25. Higher Education for Sustainable Development.
  • 26. Quality Management, Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Higher Education.
  • 27. The concept, criteria and indicators of quality in Higher Education.
  • 28. Excellence in ICT Enhanced Higher Education.
  • 29. Higher Education and Autonomy.
  • 30. Improving the educational process: content, methods, forms, and training tools in Higher education.
  • 31. Management of Higher Education.
  • 32. TQM in Higher education.
  • 33. Human Resource Management in Higher Education.
  • 34. Leadership in Higher Education.
  • 35. Higher Education policies in Developing Countries.
  • 36. Equal opportunity in Higher Education.
  • 37. Life-Long Learning and Higher Education.
  • 38. Research in Higher Education.
  • 39. Role of Higher Education in Human Rights.
  • 40. Various Organizations of Higher Education.
  • 41. Marketization of Higher Education in World.
  • 42. Restructuring Higher Education in various countries.
  • 43. Students’ Participation in Quality enhancement of Higher Education.
  • 44. Employment and Career Development of College / University students.
  • 45. Educational Technology for Higher Education.
  • 46. Right to Education and Revitalizing Higher Education.
  • 47. The National Higher Education Mission (RUSA): Issues, Challenges and Suggestions.
  • 48. Issues of Policy Planning, Management & Governance of Higher Education.
  • 49. E-Governance in Higher education.
  • 50. New directions and Innovations in Higher Education.
  • 51. Higher Education: Culture and Society.
  • 52. Any other topics related to Higher Education.

Import Dates & Submit

Important dates

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: May 31, 2016
Final Version Due: June 15, 2016
Special Issue Publishing Date: Last week of July, 2016

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Dr. Santosh Kumar Behera at the address: <,>

Published Papers (11 Papers)

Open AccessArticle
Researching the Specifics of an Educare Curriculum for Children Aged 6-36 Months Based on the Concept of Play/Playing
American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(11), 777-784. DOI: 10.12691/education-4-11-1
Pub. Date: July 15, 2016
Open AccessArticle
Effect of Neurocognitive Intervention Strategies on Enhancing Teaching Competency among Graduate Teacher Trainees
American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(11), 785-791. DOI: 10.12691/education-4-11-2
Pub. Date: July 15, 2016
Open AccessArticle
Utilization of Cloud Computing Application
American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(11), 792-797. DOI: 10.12691/education-4-11-3
Pub. Date: July 15, 2016
Open AccessArticle
A Study on Academic Appraisal Program: An Innovation towards Quality Assurance in Undergraduate Medical Education
American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(11), 798-805. DOI: 10.12691/education-4-11-4
Pub. Date: July 16, 2016
Open AccessArticle
An Empirical Study of Figurative Competence of Chinese EFL Learners
American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(11), 806-810. DOI: 10.12691/education-4-11-5
Pub. Date: July 16, 2016
Open AccessArticle
Contribution of Online Peer Review to Effectiveness of EFL Writing
American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(11), 811-816. DOI: 10.12691/education-4-11-6
Pub. Date: July 16, 2016
Open AccessArticle
Academic Memories of School
American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(11), 817-827. DOI: 10.12691/education-4-11-7
Pub. Date: July 18, 2016
Open AccessResearch Article
RUSA: Our Nation’s Dream
American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(11), 828-833. DOI: 10.12691/education-4-11-8
Pub. Date: July 19, 2016
Open AccessResearch Article
Attitude of College Teachers towards Teaching Profession
American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(11), 834-839. DOI: 10.12691/education-4-11-9
Pub. Date: July 19, 2016
Open AccessResearch Article
Staff Perception on Conflict Management Strategies in Tertiary Institutions of Adamawa State, Nigeria
American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(11), 840-846. DOI: 10.12691/education-4-11-10
Pub. Date: July 20, 2016
Open AccessResearch Article
Exploring the Quality of Learning of Integrated Fader-based Domain at Department of Islamic Religious Education of Teacher Training and Tarbiya Faculty Iain Pontianak
American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(11), 847-853. DOI: 10.12691/education-4-11-11
Pub. Date: July 22, 2016