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International Journal of Management in Education
International Journal of Management in Education


Special Issue on: "Contemporary Issues and Trends for Effective Management in Education"

Guest Editor: Dr. Kongkiti Phusavat, Kasetsart University, Thailand

Nowadays, universities and educational institutions are faced with the challenges similar to private enterprises. Such challenges involve globalisation and competition, diversity, financial restrictions, quality assurance, and investment in new technologies. Globalisation, including on-line degrees and academic accreditation, impacts on policy initiatives and planning. Competition, as a result of declining population and new entries of private and international universities, has brought profound changes in how the universities recruit new students and promote themselves. Diversity from students’ background, age, and demographical locations has brought the need to look at ways to utilise these diverse experiences into campus life. Financial restrictions and budget constraints have definitely impacted liquidity and the ability to upgrade and replace expensive laboratory equipment, especially those with rapid depreciation. Quality assurance, as demanded by key stakeholders such as students, parents, and employers, has played a more prominent role in promoting research and external funding and publications as well as in changing the teaching and learning methodologies. Finally, adapting to new technologies has been critical for universities that focus on research education and life-long learning.

How to address and overcome the above challenges will be a difficult task for administrators and academicians alike. How to manage changes in universities and educational institutions can be strenuous and complicated. How to blend research and extension services into strategies of educational management represents an ongoing challenge faced by all administrators. The culture and independence nature of staff in the name of academic freedom are still important for excellence in teaching and learning. More importantly, emerging issues such as life-long learning, quality of work life and safety of students, and asset and financial investment have to be better understood.

Past successes and failures, current practices, and future plans relating to contemporary issues and trends should be brought up, shared, and discussed. Sharing this knowledge can potentially lead to more effective management in and higher performance for universities.

Subject Coverage
Contributed papers may deal with, but are not limited to:
  • Public trust
  • Accountability for universities and educational institutions
  • Managing public vs private universities
  • University partnerships - global, regional, and local
  • Leadership in education
  • Long-term and strategic planning
  • Financial management and liquidity in universities and educational institutions
  • Asset and financial investment decisions
  • Globalisation and competition in education
  • Quality assurance in education and accreditation
  • Change management in education
  • Knowledge management in universities and educational institutions
  • Risk management in universities and educational institutions
  • Retirement, replacement, and succession plan
  • Performance measurement for universities and educational institutions
  • Classroom teaching and learning
  • Life-long learning
  • Distance education
  • Blending research and extension services into classroom teaching
  • Information and communication technology for teaching and learning
  • Diversity and cultures for effective management in education
  • Equity and opportunities in education
  • Staff development
  • Quality of work life, safety, and securities of students

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission deadline: July 15, 2009