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The dynamics of higher education development in east Asia : Asian cultural heritage, western dominance, economic development, and globalization / edited by Deane Neubauer, Jung Cheol Shin and John N. Hawkins.

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2013
Imprint:
First edition.
Publication:
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Format:
  • Book
  • x, 219 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:
"This book examines four theses regarding higher education and development in the Asian region: the interplay between cultural traditions, economic development, globalization, and the evolution of the 'hybrid' university. Top scholars from around the world evaluate how closely these hypotheses resemble present circumstances and policies and seek to determine the elements making up Asia-Pacific higher education and shaping the region's education history"-- Provided by publisher. "Asia Pacific higher education is in a state of continuous transition. This volume provides explanatory frames for the complex nature of this transition by examining four oft-cited "explanations" for the contemporary Asian university. One of these explanations/hypotheses holds that minor differences aside, the dominant higher education form and practices are derived from Western models. Another explanation seeks to trace historical elements of Asia higher education that have been carried forward into the contemporary. A third explanation focuses on the dominant role that societal economic development has played in contemporary Asia and the importance of higher education in assisting such development. A final explanation focuses on the increasing importance that global models of higher education are playing in the formation and development of the contemporary Asian university"-- Provided by publisher.
Contributor:
Neubauer, Deane E.
Shin, Jung Cheol.
Hawkins, John N.
Series:
International & development education.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9781137358264
1137358262

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