The Search for New Governance of Higher Education in Asia

Hardcover | July 15, 2010

EditorKa-Ho Mok

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The present volume sets out in the wider context of globalization to critically examine how selected countries / societies in Asia have responded to the growing pressures of globalization for improving university performance in the global market place. In order to enhance the global competitiveness of their higher education systems, many governments in Asia have started comprehensive reforms and adopted new governance measures to enhance their universities. Incorporation and corporatization have been identified as important strategies to restructure and re-engineer university governance around the world. Contributors in this volume critically examine how the quest for ‘world-class’ university status (as a global movement) has affected the way their universities are governed. Despite the popularity of management reforms and restructuring exercises in line with neoliberalism and managerialism worldwide, whether and how these reforms have actually transformed the heart of the public sector is still subject to debate. This book offers critical reflections on the governance change taking place in the Asian university systems and examines how far the restructuring of higher education governance through incorporation, privatization, and corporatization has really transformed the values and practices of those who work in the higher education sector.

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The present volume sets out in the wider context of globalization to critically examine how selected countries / societies in Asia have responded to the growing pressures of globalization for improving university performance in the global market place. In order to enhance the global competitiveness of their higher education systems, ma...

Ka-Ho Mok is Chair Professor of Comparative Policy, concurrently Associate Vice President (External Relations), Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Co-Director, Centre of Governance and Citizenship of the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd). Before joining the HKIEd, he was Associate Dean and Professor of Social Policy, Facu...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:234 pages, 9.32 × 6.27 × 0.82 inPublished:July 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230620310

ISBN - 13:9780230620315

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Paradigm Shift or Business as Usual: The Search for New Governance in Higher Education in Asia--Ka-Ho Mok * Global Education, Heterarchies, and Hybrid Organizations--Stephen J. Ball * Higher Education Transformation: Some Trends in California and Asia--John N. Hawkins * Changing Governance in China’s Higher Education: Some Analyses of the Recent University Enrolment Expansion Policy--Rui Yang * Incorporation of National Universities in Korea: Dynamic Forces, Key Features, and Challenges--Byung-Shik Rhee * Governance of Incorporated Japanese National Universities--Jun Oba * Entrepreneurialism in Higher Education: A Comparison of University Governance Changes in Hong Kong and Singapore--William Yat-Wai Lo * University Governance Structure in Challenging Times: The Case of Malaysia’s First APEX University (Universiti Sains Malaysia)--Morshidi Sirat and Abdul Razak Ahmad * Questing for World-Class Universities, Changing University Governance and Academic Freedom 0in Mainland China and Taiwan--Ka-Ho Mok * Shifting Governance Patterns in Taiwanese Higher Education: A Recentralized Future?--Sheng-Ju Chan * Southeast Asian Higher Education in the Global Knowledge System: Governance, Privatization, and Infrastructure--Anthony Welch * Higher Education in India: Emerging Challenges and Evolving Strategies--Jandhyala B.G. Tilak * Governance and the Governance of Higher Education in Vietnam--Jonathan London

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This book has tremendous value for policy makers, higher education administrators, and decision makers facing similar choices elsewhere. - Rebecca A. Clothey, School of Education, Drexel University, USA