The Social Dimension of Higher Education In Albania

Juljana Laze


The reform of higher education in Albania has been on the agenda of universities cooperation for a long time. It emphasized that:"universities are key players in Europe's future and for the successful transition to a knowledge-based economy and society. In the political debate on the future of higher education, the social dimension has become increasingly important. The universities are required to establish incentives so that higher education institutions accept more non-traditional learners and improve the learning environment. This approach links the modernization of higher education to the achievement of economic and social goals in a knowledge-based economy. Social dimension in the Albania Higher Education is significant changed, but the challenges remain. This paper has on its focus the analysis in particular:1)How ˜the social dimension of higher education is understood in Albania Higher Education.2) How are the policy of education linked on the social dimension to the Bologna commitment.3) What are the specific targets to improve the participation of under-represented groups in higher education, where only about half of the Bologna countries systematically monitor their participation? The analysis showed that, at European level, significant attention is devoted to making European Higher Education more equitable and inclusive. In particular, what has been done at national level to make higher education systems more inclusive?

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2013.v4n3p299

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