Higher Education In Asia/pacific: Quality and the Public Good

Hardcover | September 15, 2009

EditorTerance W. Bigalke, Deane E. Neubauer

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The past two decades have witnessed a vast expansion of higher education in the Asia Pacific with education universally accepted as a necessary condition of economic growth.  Countries throughout the region have rapidly expanded access to higher education, often by loosening restrictions on the private sector to stimulate its provision. In the process, the status of higher education has shifted from a widely accepted public good to a commodity provided and purchased through market mechanisms. Expansion and privatization have created new concerns over the quality of education throughout the region. The essays in this volume underscore the fundamental interrelationships between quality, educational expansion, and the pervasive challenges of privatization.

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The past two decades have witnessed a vast expansion of higher education in the Asia Pacific with education universally accepted as a necessary condition of economic growth.  Countries throughout the region have rapidly expanded access to higher education, often by loosening restrictions on the private sector to stimulate its provision...

Terance W. Bigalke is Director of Education at the East-West Center in Honolulu. He is a specialist in modern Southeast Asian history and international higher education, with a career spanning three decades in educational administration, philanthropy, and development assistance. Deane E. Neubauer is Emeritus Professor of Political Sci...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.29 × 5.7 × 0.8 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230613233

ISBN - 13:9780230613232

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Quality and the Public Good: An Inseparable Linkage--Terance Bigalke and Deane Neubauer * The Growing Importance of the Privateness in Education: Challenges for Higher Education Governance in China--Ka Ho Mok * Redefining Public and Private in Asia Pacific Higher Education--Molly Lee * Increasing Privatization of U.S.  Higher Education:  Forerunner or Deviant Case?--Terance Bigalke * Rankings and Quality – a European Perspective--Gero Federkeil * Future Directions for American Higher Education Accreditation--Ralph Wolff * The Transformation of Quality Assurance in Higher Education In China--Jinghuan Shi * Quality Assurance and Higher Education in Japan--Shinichi Yamamoto * Quality Assurance in Higher Education: A Developing Country Perspective and Experience--V. S. Prasad * Quality Assurance in Higher Education: The Taiwan experience since 1990s--(Kent) Sheng Yao Cheng * Quality assurance in Indonesian Higher Educatio--M.K. Tajudin * The Challenges of Creating and Maintaining Higher Education Quality under Conditions of Rapid Economic Development in Thailand--Suchart Muangkeow * The Future Directions of Higher Education Quality Assurance in Korea--Kuenwoo Lee * Accreditation in the Philippines:  A Case Study--Victor and Gina Ordonez * Constructing a General Framework for Quality Evaluation in Higher Education--Jinghuan Shi * Doing Quality as Public Policy--Deane Neubauer

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“Bigalke and Neubauer address the important topic of ‘quality of education’ in Asian higher education, which has garnered substantial interest among policy makers, academics, and institutions in countries throughout the region. The collection examines how rapidly higher education in the Asia/ Pacific region has been changing over the past decades and brings readers a broader view in this important area.”--Angela Yung-chi Hou, Research Fellow and Director of International Exchange, Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan and Professor, Fu Jen Catholic University