Ethics Matters Managing Ethical Issues in Higher Education PROF. FORAM A. PATEL Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, (Department of Applied Scienece and Humanities) Vasad, Gujarat (India) Introduction Higher education is a public as well as a private good and ethical awareness and practice does and should inform everything our institutions are and do. An institution that is consciously and deliberately ethically aware will play a valuable role in pursuing wider community and societal aims. Our staff and students should be enabled to handle the range of ethical dilemmas they will face in an increasingly multicultural society with global dimensions. Higher education should be regarded as an inherently valuable activity that sets out to benefit society. The National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education in 1997 stated “we believe that the aim of higher education should be to sustain a learning society”1.
How Important the education is? What is the purpose of education in our life or how important it is? First of all education is so important in our life especially in our world. One of the philosopher say “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change world” and in that quote I believe in what he say. Because education is the only way or tool to change the world and education is the one that lead us to the better and great future.
The primary objective of seeking higher education is to obtain such a degree that can support one’s self financially. The other secondary objective is to embroil one’s self in the field of research and take part in new inventions and technologies.Higher education, therefore, with the form of technicalities involved in it is costlier than its other two counterparts. Also with the rapid increase in young population, provision of free higher education is becoming a sort of burden on the national exchequer and thus the need for itsprivatization. Privatization if employed
Education is an important investment in building human capital. It is the driver of technological innovation and economic growth. It is only through improving educational status of society that multifaceted development of its people can be insured. It is an important tool in bringing about social, political and economic equality and integration of people, specifically those who are excluded from the mainstream of society. Higher education is an educational level that follows the completion of secondary education.
Quality education enables people to develop skills required in the job market as well as broadening mindset are the ultimate goal of education. Education is at the heart of both personal and community development; its mission is to enable each one of us to develop all our talents to the full and to realize our innovative potential, including responsibility for our own lives and achievement of our personal aims (UNESCO, 1996; cited in UQE, 2014). The features of quality education are: Quality education is a human right and a public good. Governments and other public authorities should ensure that a quality education service is available freely to all citizens from early childhood into adulthood. Quality education provides the foundation for equity in society.
In contemporary knowledge intensive economies and societies, individual and societal progress is increasingly driven by technological advances. Prosperity requires nations to retain their competitive edge by developing and sustaining a skilled workforce, maintaining a globally competitive research base, and improving the dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of society at large. In this context, higher education represents a critical factor in innovation and human capital development and plays a central role in the success and sustainability of the knowledge economy (Dill and Van Vught, 2010). Hence, higher education has become increasingly important on national agendas and has undergone profound mutations and reforms worldwide over the past decades, as portrayed in a recent OECD review of tertiary education policies (OECD, 2008). As stated by Altbach et al., (2009) “an academic revolution has taken place in higher education in the past half century marked by transformations unprecedented in scope and
The quality of education is continually being raised to meet global standards and boost the advantages. One of the ways in which the quality of education is raised is the creation of Advance Placement Classes in the United States of America in which a college curriculum is offered to high school students to give students an advantage in the tertiary level. Another way to raise the
Today, in the world, education is very important to our society and for our future, but yet we don’t put enough effort into the education system. In other third world countries people risk everything to get an education, but here in America we have the right to it. America under estimates how important education is to our society. Did you know that 90% of the workforce requires a college degree? So it would only make sense to make sure the new generations care and respect their education.
It shall accelerate the development of high-level professionals who will search for new knowledge, and provide leadership in the various disciplines required by a dynamic and self-sustaining economy. Higher education shall likewise be used to harness the productive capacity of the country 's human resource base towards international competitiveness (www.rihed.seameo.org). The World Declaration on Higher Education for the Twenty-First Century: Vision and Action and the Framework for Priority Action for Change and Development in Higher Education adopted by the World Conference on Higher Education in 1998 stated that there is an unprecedented demand for and a great diversification in higher education, as well as an increased awareness of its vital importance for sociocultural and economic development, and for building the future, for which the younger generations will need to be equipped with new skills, knowledge and
The function of higher education in society We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education. There are millions of people without university education all over the world. Persons with university education stand a better position in understanding the past, current or future environments. The world today is very competitive, and every person needs to have some university education.