The social responsibility of higher education in the value systems of students Cover Image

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The social responsibility of higher education in the value systems of students

Author(s): Zsuzsanna Veroszta
Subject(s): Education, Higher Education , Evaluation research, Demography and human biology, Sociology of Education
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: Higher education; Students; Value variables; ESU;

Summary/Abstract: In a student assessment of higher education value-variables, social responsibility factors regularly produced the lowest averages, and among the valuegroupings created as the result of student survey only persones with a detrimental educational-socio-demographical background showed some sensitivity towards the social aspects of higher education. Based upon an analysis of Bologna-relevant documents of the student organization of European higher education (European Students’ Union – ESU), we can say that the student organization’s opinions concerning social aspects is consistent: higher education is considered to be one of the public services, something available to everyone equally. Examining the development in time of the equality of opportunities and fairness – comprehensively, the social aspects – we experience a constant presence and strong amplification. The dominance of aspects of social responsibility can be seen, in detail, in documents from the student organization. It appears that the strong representation of these factors – and major critics when it comes to implementation – can both be connected to student organizations in the creation of the European Higher Education Area.

  • Issue Year: 19/2010
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 230-240
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Hungarian