Decison – Making in the Curriculum Development Process in Higher Education in Kosovo - Case of “Haxhi Zeka” University

Justina Shiroka- Pula, But Dedaj, Luljeta Aliu

Abstract


One of the most important challenges of the higher education sector in Kosovo, in Europe and elsewhere, is the development and updating of the curricula (study programs), which is consistent with the needs of labour market, comparable with the similar universities abroad, along with Bologna Declaration and with recent trends in European higher education. The aim of this study is to analyse 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 (study programs), and the case study regarding to the curriculum development is conducted at University “Haxhi Zeka” in Peja. The study is developed based on two main research methods: 1) Survey method, and 2) Roundtable discussion. In addition, a great importance is dedicated to the research, analysis, use of national and international strategic documents that consequently, administrate the process of curriculum development, respectively the higher education in Kosovo. The survey results shows that, decision-making process on curricula development undergo through different levels at public higher education institutions comparing with private ones. Further, curriculum of University “Haxhi Zeka” is developed based on market researches and is consistent with the labour market needs.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2014.v3n2p197


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