Higher Education and Scientific Research of Third World Countries Need Professional Support: Case of Jordan
Higher Education is the summit of the educational system, the culmination of the academic track, and eventually the end of the formal educational ladder for all students. It is the cornerstone of the knowledge development for the society. Institutions of higher education are the centers for policy and strategic directors for active and influential communities. This study aims to emphasize the importance of re- structuring of university education programs to enhance university curricula and keep pace with developments perceived by third world countries that cope with the global challenges for the era of globalization in the field of higher education and scientific institutions and give them the ability and efficiency to compete in the rehabilitation and development of graduates and researchers. This research is based on the written literature in this field, as well as relevant statistical analysis in order to get to a confined strategy for the development of the third world higher education in all stages, and is linked to the global developments as well. Researchers found that world developments and global changes being brought about by recent world technological and the modern means of telecommunications requires that developing countries have to strive and to develop their traditional university systems to cope with the new market demands. Third world higher education centers need to follow the modern university systems and modern application of educational technology, such as E-learning and distance education so as to produce university graduates who are qualified to work and compete with their rivals in the developed countries through acquiring the most modified skills and international experiences. The main aim of this study is to focus on the realities of third world higher education and research, and how to be able to face all the challenges and prospects of the twenty-first century in order to cope with the international developments and innovations. In this paper, researchers have concluded that the quality of university education and scientific research in developing countries are affected by many factors commensurate to commercialization, GDPs, B Ops, and population growth. Appropriate policies and academic development plans are deemly necessary for improving the quality of higher education.
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