Higher Education in the Asia Pacific
Challenges for the Future
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|Format:||Hardback, 235 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 June 2007|
The Asia Pacific is the fastest growing region on the globe and universities and higher education is experiencing a dramatic surge in demand and a reform by governments wanting higher education to drive change. This edited collection has contributions from Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, China and the United States looks at how universities are coming to grips with the challenges of change in the Asia Pacific. The contributors explore the key in issues and dilemmas about how universities in the Asia Pacific are involved in international trans-national markets and at the same time retain a role as nation building institutes. The book also explores how globalisation and new technologies as well as new frameworks of professional knowledge are creating new challenges for the institutions of higher education. Hot topics include the role of universities in nation building, international markets in higher education, international collaborations and partnerships, governance in universities, quality in offshore programs, professional learning and universities, student plagiarism, academic careers for women, international students and language proficiency and language use in multicultural universities.
About the Author
Peter Kell is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and member of the Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformational Studies at the University of Wollongong. Peter Kell has most recently co-edited with Sue Shore and Michael Singh an Adult Education @ 21st Century published by Peter Lang. Dr Gillian Vogl is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Faculty of Education at the University of Wollongong on a project called Working Learning and Living. Her research interests include the impact of neo liberal government policies on social relationships.
|Publisher: ||Cambridge Scholars Press|
|Dimensions: ||22.0 x 15.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.48 kg)|