Access, Equity, and Capacity in Asia-Pacific Higher Education


Deane Neubauer and Yoshiro Tanaka (eds.)

International & Development Education


New York: Palgrave Macmillan

Available From: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 978-0-230-10110-4
Binding: hardcover
Pages: 246


Access, equity and capacity are elements within the higher education environment that interact in complex ways to affect virtually all other aspects of such institutions. This volume examines various features of how these concepts are generated, transformed throughout policy environments, and deployed across the complex differences of higher education in ten countries in the Asia-Pacific Region. The book's contributors assert that at virtually every turn issues of quality are deeply implicated with how these three dimensions occur within these diverse institutional environments.


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"Higher education is growing most rapidly in the Asia-Pacific region, and thus university people as well as policy makers are facing the difficult task of balancing quality and quantity. This book will help readers understand the current situation of higher education not only in the Asia-Pacific region but everywhere that they may work."

—Shinichi Yamamoto, Hiroshima University

"This volume explores the policy debates and dilemmas in promoting the agenda of a knowledge society. Access, equity, and capacity are inextricably intertwined and policy paradoxes are many as is illustrated across Asia. Policy makers and scholars will benefit immensely from the experiences reported and ably framed by the editors."

—Hazman Shah Abdullah, Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Quality Assurance),
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia