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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2012/s23.v3005

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND UNIVERSITIES ACCREDITATION IN GLOBALIZATION AGE (A POSSIBLE MODEL OF -CENTRED UNIVERSITY)

A. GORUN,H. T. GORUN,L. G. POPESCU
Wednesday 1 August 2012 by Libadmin2012

References: 12th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference, www.sgem.org, SGEM2012 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 17-23, 2012, Vol. 3, 1059 - 1068 pp

ABSTRACT

By its nature itself, globalization process involves competition between all
categories of actors, a competition in which standards are expressed by using universal
performance criteria. Universities provide the most significant public asset – education,
their accreditation gradually passing from the plan of assessment (by using standards
specific to the educational system) to the plan of assessments for society (community),
based on standards that labour market requires to the educational market.
The current study is structured on three major dimensions:

a) A diagnosis of educational market in the globalization age,

b) An analysis of global factors that claim curriculum rethinking in terms of
universal recognition and oneness, rarity, practical value of the educational
offer of universities; releasing the concept of new educational order,

c) A possible model for the development of student-centred universities in the
globalization age. Among the models used in drawing-up the study, I
mention: direct observation, investigation of opinions, functional analysis,
explicative method, typological method, comparative analysis,
comprehensive method, case study etc.

Keywords: curriculum development, universal recognition, practical value, educational
offer