The Palgrave Handbook of Asia Pacific Higher Education

by Christopher S. Collins, Molly N.N. Lee, John N. Hawkins, and Deane E. Neubauer (eds.)

Publisher: New York: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978-1-137-48738-4
Binding: hardcover
Pages: xxx, 691


This volume seeks to identify and explore the forces affecting higher education in the Asia Pacific region today. It includes a set of conceptually-rich organizing chapters followed by detailed country-specific studies that detail both the underlying dynamics of these forces and the manner in which they have affected specific countries. In this way, the chapters touch on the complex demographics of the region, how continued and continuous economic development impinges on higher education, and how neoliberalism has affected higher education across many dimensions. The volume also addresses the complex issues associated with cross border education and the daunting challenges of both national and cross-national quality assurance.

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Table of contents:

Framing Essay Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Historical Context
John N. Hawkins
A Journey Back to the Center: Asian Higher Education in Global Context
Sheng-Ju Chan
Asian Higher Education: Achievements, Challenges, Prospects
Anthony Welch
Prospects for Higher Education in the Midst of Globalization
Deane E. Neubauer, et al.
Globalization and the Transformation of Asian Higher Education
Christopher Ziguras
Public Good in Asian Higher Education
Christopher S. Collins
Strategies for Higher Education in the Contemporary Era: Public-Private Partnerships and Regional Cooperation
Molly N.N. Lee
Regionalization of Higher Education in Asia: Functional, Organizational, and Political Approaches
Jane Knight
Regional Trends in Asian Higher Education
Molly N.N. Lee
Regionalization of Higher Education in Asia
Kazuo Kuroda
The International Branch Campus: Cloistered Community or Agent of Social Change?
Michael Lanford, et al.
China's Approach Toward HE Regional Cooperation with ASEAN
Wen Wen
Transformation of Higher Education Systems in the Dynamics of Contemporary Globalization: The Case of Japan
Miki Sugimura
Cross-Currents in Asian Higher Education
Edilberto C. Jesus
Prospects of Higher Education in the Asian Region with Specific Reference to China
Jinghuan Shi, et al.
Cultural Challenges Facing East Asian Higher Education: A Preliminary Assessment
Rui Yang
Can East Asian Universities Break the Spell of Hierarchy? The Challenge of Seeking an Inherent Identity
Akiyoshi Yonezawa
Reforms of University Governance and Management in Asia: Effects on Campus Culture
Molly N.N. Lee
The Driving Forces of Higher Education: Westernization, Confucianism, Economization, and Globalization
Christopher S. Collins, et al.
Higher Education Inequality in East and Southeast Asia
Promipilai Buasuwan, et al.
Higher Education in China: Massification, Accessibility, and Quality Issues
Yuchen Yang
Equity and Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific
Peter D. Hershock
Higher Education Capacity for What? Balancing Issues of Equity, Efficiency, Choice, and Excellence
W. James Jacob, et al.
Higher Education in Cambodia: Challenges to Promote Greater Access and Higher Quality
Yuto Kitamura
Quality Assurance in Asian Higher Education: Challenges and Prospects
Angela Yung Hou
Current Issues with Accreditation in the USA
Ralph A. Wolff
Impact of Globalization on Japanese Higher Education Policy: Examining Government Control and Quality Assurance
Reiko Yamada
After Massification and Response to Internationalization: Quality Assurance of Higher Educaitonin Taiwan and Hong Kong
Ka Ho Mok, et al.
The Paradigm Shift on Quality Assurance of Higher Education in Taiwan
Sheng Yao Cheng, et al.
Massification of Chinese Higher Education: Policies and Practices
Ma Wanhua
Higher Education in Malaysia
Morshidi Sirat, et al.
Pushing for Globalized Higher Education in the Philippines: Advances and Challenges
Serafin L. Ngohayon, et al.
Situating Higher Education in China: From Universal History to the Research Paradigm
Yuan Xun
Thai Higher Education
Ekaphong Lauhathiansind, et al.
Higher Education in India: Against the Backdrop of the Evolving Political Economy
Shyam Menon
Singapore: A Small Nation with Big Dreams of Being a Global Schoolhouse
Eng Thye Tan
Higher Education in Indonesia: Contemporary Challenges in Governance, Access, and Quality
Chiara Logli
Australian Higher Education
Sarah French, et al.
New Zealand Universities: The Prospects and Pitfalls of Globalizing Higher Education
Fracis L. Collins, et al.
Higher Education Institutions and ASEAN: Current Trends and Implications for Future Innovation and Change
Peter Tan Keo, et al.
The Rapid Growth of Higher Education in South Korea: Achievements, Dilemmas, and Resolutions
Minho Yeom
Vietnam: The Demand for Change and the Direction Taken
Phuong Lan Bui
Higher Education in Kazakhstan
Lyudmila Kovaleva, et al.