Paris, France : Unesco Pub. : International Institute for Educational Planning, c2011.
279 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
"IIEP Policy Forum"--Cover.
Includes bibliographical references.
The small-states paradigm and its evolution / Mark Bray
Meeting social demand for quantity and quality / Michaela Martin
Strengthening educational research capacity in small states / Michael Crossley
The University of the West Indies : regional tertiary education in English-speaking Caribbean / Bhoendradatt Tewarie
Tertiary education in Fiji : between globalization, regional imperatives, and national aspirations / Rajesh Chandra
Tertiary education in Saint Lucia : challenges and priorities within the evolving global environment / Pearlette Louisy, Michael Crossley
Tertiary education in Malta : reform and innovation in the context of European integration / Jacques Sciberras
Tertiary education in Oman : catching up rapidly / Saif Al Shmeli
Tertiary education in Armenia :between Soviet heritage, transition, and the Bologna Process / Arayik Navoyan
Leveraging technology for tertiary education in the South Pacific / Rajesh Chandra, Theresa Koroivulaono, Valentine Hazelman
Thinking through sustainable funding / Bhoendradatt Tewarie
Enhancing coordination through regulation and quality assurance / Michaela Martin
Seizing opportunities and balancing constraints / Michaela Martin, Mark Bray.
"Small states have in common a number of challenges and opportunities, including in the domain of tertiary education. They face particular constraints in the organization of tertiary education because of their limited pools of highly qualified human resources and the difficulties in achieving economies of scale in administration and management. In many small states, the tertiary sector has undergone considerable change. Enrollments have grown rapidly, the institutional fabric has been diversified, and technology-based and networked models have been developed. Small states have also been part of expanded cross-border provision, much of it positive bust some involving degree mills and other challenges. This publication takes stock of recent reforms in the tertiary education of selected small states. It presents regional and national experiences from different development contexts. The book concludes with a discussion of policy issues, including sustainable funding and technological solutions to overcome the constraints of small states. it notes some ways in which the challenges facing small states can be turned into opportunities."--P. 4 of cover.