Revista Educación Superior y Sociedad (ESS) 2019-08-31T12:08:10+00:00 Débora Ramos Torres: Open Journal Systems <p>La Revista Educación Superior y Sociedad (ESS), del Instituto Internacional de la UNESCO para la educación superior en América Latina y el Caribe,&nbsp; es el principal órgano&nbsp; de divulgación y acercamiento a la investigación científica de las Universidades e Instituciones de la educación superior de América Latina y el Caribe, que data de 1990. Está orientada principalmente a la divulgación de trabajos de investigación&nbsp; y estudios teóricos sobre el campo de la educación superior y sus tendencias temáticas. En nuestro recorrido histórico, nos aproximamos a los 30 años difundiendo conocimiento como revista de publicación semestral, arbitrada e indexada.</p> <p>Está consagrada a publicar resultados de Investigaciones; identificar brechas del conocimiento y nuevas prioridades de investigación; traer al ámbito del debate cuestiones y problemas actuales; promover la investigación en y sobre la educación superior; diseminar información sobre políticas y buenas prácticas; contribuir al establecimiento de puentes entre los resultados de la investigación y la formulación de políticas; facilitar y estimular arenas internacionales e interdisciplinarias para el intercambio de ideas, experiencias y el debate crítico, estimular la organización de redes y la cooperación entre actores, fortaleciendo las condiciones para la innovación de la educación superior; fortalecer una plataforma comunicacional para investigadores y un repositorio de investigaciones relacionadas con la educación superior en los distintos países de la región.</p> The Caribbean University- Innovation and Economic Development 2019-08-31T11:53:15+00:00 Tewarie Bhoendradatt <table style="height: 221px;" width="1110"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="646"> <p>Caribbean society needs an innova­tion-led Caribbean University system to achieve economic progress and sustainable development. The Ca­ribbean University needs to have a sustainable economy and society su­rround it so that the business of the University can become viable and the fulfillment of its mandate more mea­ningful and satisfying. Forging a part­nership among Caribbean Universi­ties together with a corresponding partnership with the Government and Business might be the begin­ning of an innovative intervention to support an innovation driven sustai­nable development initiative for the Caribbean region.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 2019-07-17T14:29:24+00:00 Derechos de autor 2019 Revista Educación Superior y Sociedad (ESS) Tertiary Education–Private Sector Engagement: A Strategic approach to catalysing innovation, economic revitalisation, and inclusive development in CARICOM countries 2019-08-31T11:54:32+00:00 Howe,Glenford; Kassim, Halima-Sa’adia; Rampersad, David <table style="height: 234px;" width="1111"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="646"> <p>This article provides an analytical fra­mework for assessing and facilitating productive collaborations between the higher education sector and the private sector in the Caribbean. It ar­gues that such partnerships can be crucial to economic growth, innova­tion and inclusive development in the region. The paper however points to certain challenges which must be tackled if meaningful and lasting benefits for the region are to be de­rived and maximised. These include addressing the lack of clarity in defi­nition of the private sector as well as tackling the weak institutional capaci­ties and the paucity of effective stra­tegic partnerships among Caribbean higher education institutions.”..</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 2019-07-17T14:37:09+00:00 Derechos de autor 2019 Revista Educación Superior y Sociedad (ESS) The Strategic Role of Higher Education in the Sustainable Development of the Caribbean 2019-08-31T11:56:52+00:00 Bynoe Paulette <table style="height: 376px;" width="1115"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="646"> <p>Education as a process allows human beings and societies to reach their fu­llest potential, while improving their capacity to address environment and development issues (Chapter 36, Agenda 21); by reasoning therefore, higher education should be pivotal to the achievement of sustainable development of the Caribbean Re­gion. Currently, however, there are many issues that must be addressed by the Caribbean Community gover­nments and higher education institu­tions prior to the realization of such laudable goals. The purpose of this Case Study is to demystify the typo­logies of Education for Sustainable Development, examine the current sustainable development practice of the University of Guyana in respect of its academic programmes and curri­cula, institutional practice regarding resource consumption (including water, energy, and paper), research agenda, and services (including po­licy advice) to the wider society. To this end, the research strategy entai­led desk review of documents, key in­formants’ semi-structured interviews, and a survey of lecturers. The results highlight good practices can be repli­cated or scaled up, as well as gaps and opportunities for improvement.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 2019-07-17T14:54:33+00:00 Derechos de autor 2019 Revista Educación Superior y Sociedad (ESS) Owning the Caribbean: Sustainable development, innovation and entrepreneurship 2019-08-31T12:00:34+00:00 Urdine Darius <table style="height: 283px;" width="1111"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="646"> <p>This article entitled “Owning the Ca­ribbean: sustainable development, innovation and entrepreneurship” was written within the framework of the first Caribbean Youth Forum or­ganized by Caribbean Universities in November 2018. This is a comparati­ve study between the young people of Martinique and Saint Lucia to de­monstrate their degree of participa­tion in the environmental policy of their respective countries. To what ex­tent can education about sustainable development and strategies for re­sistance to climate change be an im­portant element to improve the envi­ronment of these Caribbean islands? Urdine Darius analyzes the solutions proposed by young entrepreneurs and asks about the strategies to be implemented for a more innovative management of the environment in Martinique and Saint Lucia.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 2019-07-17T18:37:32+00:00 Derechos de autor 2019 Revista Educación Superior y Sociedad (ESS) L’ignorance partagée, obstacle à la construction caribéenne 2019-08-31T12:01:34+00:00 Reno Fred <table style="height: 333px;" width="1107"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="646"> <p>Dans sa tribune intitulée “L’ignorance, obstacle à la construction caribéen­ne”, le professeur Réno souligne le décalage entre les attentes en ter­mes d’acquisition de savoirs et les connaissances réellement acquises sur les réalités caribéennes. Par une analyse comparative basée sur un échantillon d’étudiants de l’Université des Antilles, cette tribune démontre la nécessité de mettre en place un so­cle commun de connaissances sur les études caribéennes. La création d’es­paces collaboratifs entre établisse­ments d’enseignement supérieur de la Caraïbe pourra être facilitée à terme par l’implication des organisations universitaires telles que Universities Caribbean ou La Corpuca. Ainsi, le partage de l’ignorance laissera place au partage de connaissances histori­ques, socioculturelles, économiques et politiques sur la grande Caraïbe. C’est à cette seule condition que les identités caribéennes pourront fu­sionner, se développer et se recréer harmonieusement.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 2019-07-17T18:48:11+00:00 Derechos de autor 2019 Revista Educación Superior y Sociedad (ESS) Transatlantic intellectual networks in the General Studies university reform movement: the role of Puerto Rico. 2019-08-31T12:03:07+00:00 Rodríguez Beruff Jorge <table style="height: 351px;" width="1113"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="646"> <p>Although the General Studies move­ment had its beginnings in the Uni­ted States in the 1920s, it developed important intellectual and institutio­nal linkages with other related mo­vements in Europe, the Caribbean, Central America and Latin America. Puerto Rico became part of that mo­vement in the 1940s on the initiative of Chancellor Jaime Benítez and his collaborators. The influence of José Ortega y Gasset´s ideas on universi­ty reform in Puerto Rico predate the linking up with the General Studies movement in the United States. To a great extent, the links the Univer­sity of Puerto Rico developed with both networks, the General Studies movement in the US and Ortega´s own political and philosophic ne­tworks in Spain and Latin America, were an important aspect both of its own reform process and the interna­tional prominence it gained during this period. The academic relations­hip with Costa Rica was particularly close. Puerto Rico’s role in these mo­vements offers new insights into the mid 20th century university reform process by placing it in a broad inter­national scenario.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 2019-07-17T18:57:23+00:00 Derechos de autor 2019 Revista Educación Superior y Sociedad (ESS) Les représentations des dirigeants des écoles supérieures et universités haïtiennes du rôle des professeurs dans le développement la recherche en Haïti. 2019-08-31T12:04:23+00:00 JCharles Jean-Michel <table style="height: 337px;" width="1109"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="646"> <p>Cet article vise à analyser, à partir d’une recherche qualitative. les representations des dirigeants des écoles supérieures et universités haïtiennes du rôle des professeurs dans le développement la recherche universitaire en Haïti. Appuyé par une recherche empirique réalisée avec six représentants d’universités, tant publiques que privées, les résultats ont démontrées que la recherche scientifique n’est pas une priorité pour l’État haïtien.De plus, les universités interviennent surtout au niveau du premier cycle et ne sont pas outillées à mener la recherche dans un contexte où les professeurs ne sont pas toujours qualifiés. Les données collectées ont fait l’objet de traitement et d’analyse à travers la posture épistémologique d’interprétativiste. Ces écrits mettent en lumière la pauvreté de la recherche universitaire en Haïti tout en soulevant des préoccupations face à la problématique du rôle des professeurs dans la recherche scientifique en Haïti.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 2019-07-17T20:27:58+00:00 Derechos de autor 2019 Revista Educación Superior y Sociedad (ESS) An analysis of a framework of internal influential factors affecting the progress and outcomes of accreditation processes at the University of Curaçao 2019-08-31T12:05:24+00:00 Sharine Isabella <table style="height: 331px;" width="1107"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="646"> <p>As of the beginning of this century, the University of Curaçao (UoC) star­ted to implement preliminary activi­ties to attain the accredited status for its programs by the Netherlands-Fle­mish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO). These exercises were highly successful since in its first attempt the UoC obtained the accredited status for the great majority of its programs. Based on a case study approach, in this paper the result of an analysis of these accreditation processes are presented to illustrate how the UoC has managed the great challenges encountered and to identify the internal factors that had an impact on the progress and out­comes of these processes. This study, which was as part of a PhD process, led to the design of a heuristic fra­mework comprising of enablers and barriers affecting accreditation pro­cesses. This framework can generi­cally be used as a descriptive, pres­criptive and analytical instrument for the design, implementation and monitoring of accreditation proces­ses, particularly in small universities.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 2019-07-17T20:35:40+00:00 Derechos de autor 2019 Revista Educación Superior y Sociedad (ESS) Universities Caribbean - Plan of Action and Student Declaration 2019-08-31T12:08:10+00:00 Moise Myriam <table style="height: 462px;" width="1110"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="646"> <p>La Asociación de Universidades e Institutos de Investigación del Caribe (UNICA) es una organización independiente y voluntaria que se fundó en 1967 para fo­mentar la cooperación entre las instituciones y centros de educación superior en la región del Caribe. La Asociación define al Caribe como el área geográfica que comprende las islas de las Antillas y las zonas costeras de los países que rodean el Mar Caribe y el Golfo de México, incluidas América Central y la región norte de América del Sur y las Guayanas, reconociendo así las fuerzas transna­cionales, translinguales y transculturales de la región.</p> <p>Además de su carácter transversal, la fuerza de la Asociación radica en el hecho de que todos sus miembros ejecutivos y afiliados son los funcionarios, rectores y presidentes de mayor jerarquía de instituciones de educación superior en la región del Gran Caribe, por lo que la toma de decisiones es rápida y efectiva. Estos funcionarios están totalmente comprometidos a resaltar la importancia del sector terciario como elemento sensible a las necesidades de la sociedad y capaz de hacer contribuciones coherentes y significativas a las áreas prioritarias de desarrollo sostenible a nivel nacional, regional y global, incluyendo el medio ambiente, la energía, la tecnología y la innovación.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 2019-07-17T20:43:07+00:00 Derechos de autor 2019 Revista Educación Superior y Sociedad (ESS)