Ensuring Inclusive and Quality Higher Education: the Influence of Age Demographics and Socio-Economic and Political Contexts on Higher Education Futures

dc.contributor.author Botha, Jeanette
dc.coverage.spatial Pan-Commonwealth en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-30T06:10:06Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-30T06:10:06Z
dc.date.issued 2019-09
dc.description.abstract To ensure their relevance and sustainability into the 21st Century, higher education institutions must develop more nuanced understandings of their national and global contexts and the bearing and significances of these for higher education. This will better position them to respond appropriately and in good time, to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 commitment to “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and provide life-long opportunities for all.” // Within this ambit, key to a more nuanced understanding of the role of higher education, is an appreciation of global population demographics and dynamics, particularly as they relate to age, and how these will inevitably shape and influence higher education policies, strategies, business models as they respond to SDG imperatives. These include education and training for active and productive participation in societies that will all be impacted upon to a greater or lesser degree by the 4th Industrial Revolution, and concomitantly, by nascent socio-economic and political forces that are directing societies into an uncertain future. // This paper takes the form of a Futures Study as it investigates a variety of demographical statistical data and socio-political and economic factors, possible future scenarios and trends that are likely to impact upon higher education. The ultimate intention of the study is to stimulate discussion and debates about higher education futures and to illuminate the roles of demographics and socio-economic and political forces as factors insofar as they impinge on the achievement of SDG 4. // Paper ID 182 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/3288
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Commonwealth of Learning (COL) en_US
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-s a/4.0/ en_US
dc.subject Higher Education en_US
dc.subject Equality en_US
dc.subject Socioeconomics en_US
dc.title Ensuring Inclusive and Quality Higher Education: the Influence of Age Demographics and Socio-Economic and Political Contexts on Higher Education Futures en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
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