Albanian Universities mission on “the system” of long-life education
AbstractThe article focuses on long life education and on the role of universities along this process in the conditions of Albania. Contemporary society is especially characterized by the terms such as: change, uncertainty, knowledge, information, globalization, etc. We are also touched by these terms in the educational system; we have to be aware of the fact that the education itself ages faster and faster. The sense should be so as the educated person could be employed without any problem, so as his/her competence would comply with topical needs of labors market. Nevertheless, this task is not easy, and I think that learning is becoming a long-life task. If universities want to comply with their mission - to prepare people for their lives, – they have to not only develop their field in such a way so as it corresponds with the requirements of contemporary world, but also they must expand their care from students to the sphere of graduates as well. The early 21-th century looks as troubling time for universities because the demands of society on one side and the rise of new learning technologies on the other side, which are developing rapidly. Human nature and the imperatives of “the learning society” imply the survival of university, along with its frustrating capacity to absorb threats and to adapt to change and not “throw out the cathedral with the ivory tower”.
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