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Academics perceptions and expectations on attaining the purposes of higher education cases in Turkey and Australia

Kalayci, Nurdan, Watty, Kim and Havirsever, Fahriye 2008, Academics perceptions and expectations on attaining the purposes of higher education cases in Turkey and Australia, in Proceedings of the 2008 Further Education in the Balkan Countries symposium, Egitim akademi, [Konya, Turkey], pp. 205-216.

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Title Academics perceptions and expectations on attaining the purposes of higher education cases in Turkey and Australia
Author(s) Kalayci, Nurdan
Watty, Kim
Havirsever, Fahriye
Conference name Further Education in the Balkan Countries. Symposium (2008 : Konya, Turkey)
Conference location Konya, turkey
Conference dates 23-25 Oct. 2008
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the 2008 Further Education in the Balkan Countries symposium
Editor(s) Demirel, O.
Sunbus, A.M.
Publication date 2008
Conference series Further Education in the Balkan Countries Symposium
Start page 205
End page 216
Publisher Egitim akademi
Place of publication [Konya, Turkey]
Keyword(s) higher education
accounting education
purposes of higher education
academics perceptions
Summary The aim of this study is to determine the views of academics about the purpose of higher education.  There are two aspects : (1) how purpose is currently being promoted in their departments - what is currently occuring (beliefs); and (2) what the purpose of higher education should be - what ought to be occurring (attitudes).  In this research, the measurement tool that has been developed by Watty (2006) and that is related to identifying academics perceptions about the purposes of higher education was used.  This measurement tool was based on four dominant purposes and four general purposes that focus on the education process (Barnett, 1992).  Research datd was collected from interviews with 64 academics who were in Business Departments of Economics and Administration Faculties of Gazi University, Ankara University, Hacettepe University and Middle East Technical University that are located in Ankara- the capital city of Turkey.  Findings suggest that these are similarities in the views expressed by academics in Turkey and Australia about the purposes of higher education in terms of their beliefs (current situation) and attitudes (desired situation).  The aim of providing work-ready graduates comes first in current situations and was at the last place in desired situation for both countries.  The aim of developing critical reasoning was at the last place in current situations and was at the first place in desired situation for both countries.
Notes Volume 2 : Higher Education in the Balkan Countries (Chapter 3) Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970114 Expanding Knowledge in Economics
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2008, Egitim akademi
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