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Higher Education in Asia: Quality, Excellence and Governance

Liberal Arts Education and Colleges in East Asia

Possibilities and Challenges in the Global Age

Editors: Jung, Insung, Nishimura, Mikiko, Sasao, Toshiaki (Eds.)

  • Shares unique case studies of liberal arts colleges both in and outside East Asia Examines the differences and similarities between Eastern and Western liberal arts education
  • Provides a critical review of present and future challenges faced by liberal arts colleges in East Asia and other regions
  • Offers practical and sustainable models and guidelines for liberal arts colleges in East Asia and beyond
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About this book

This book discusses liberal arts education and liberal arts colleges in the context of East Asia, specifically focusing on Japan, China and S. Korea where it has become an emerging issue in higher education in recent years. It first explores the development, concepts and challenges of liberal arts education and liberal arts colleges in East Asia. It then delineates the implications of the best practices of selected liberal arts colleges inside and outside East Asia, and offers policy and pedagogical guidelines for the future of liberal arts colleges and programs in East Asia and beyond.

About the authors

Insung JUNG is Professor of Education at the International Christian University, Japan`s first and foremost liberal arts college located in Tokyo. She has a long record of teaching and research in instructional design and technology. She has served as a consultant and researcher to international organizations including UNESCO, the World Bank, APEC, the Asian Development Bank, and the International Development Research Centre. She is coauthor or coeditor of these recent publications including Distance and blended learning in Asia (Routledge); Quality assurance and accreditation in distance education and e-learning (Routledge); and Culture and online learning: Global perspectives and research (Stylus).
Mikiko NISHIMURA is Senior Associate Professor of Sociology of Education at the International Christian University. Her research interests include education reforms and policies, community participation and accountability in education, school choice, and gender in education. She has been involved in project formulation, implementation, and evaluation in education and poverty alleviation in various countries, in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Her recent co-edited books include: Comparative Analysis on Universal Primary Education Policy and Practice in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Cases of Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, and Uganda; and Gender and International Educational Development.
Toshiaki SASAO is Professor of Psychology, Education and Peace Studies at International Christian University. His current research interests include evidence-based social and community interventions in ethnic communities and schools, pedagogical strategies and issues in multicultural contexts, and institutional and individual well-being in schools and communities. Some publication titles include Gang Violence and Substance Abuse: A Multicultural Approach (Sage), Japanese Handbook of Community Psychology (University of Tokyo Press), International Community Psychology (Springer), Critical Readings in Social Psychology (Seishi Shobo Books), An Introduction to Community Psychology (Minerva Books), and Handbook of Community Psychology (American Psychological Association).

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Jung, Insung

    Pages 1-12

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  • Development of Liberal Arts Education and Colleges: Historical and Global Perspectives

    Tachikawa, Akira

    Pages 13-25

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  • The East-West Axis? Liberal Arts Education in East Asian Universities

    Yang, Rui

    Pages 27-37

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  • Going Global and Adapting to Local Context: Handong Global University in South Korea

    Ka, Yohan

    Pages 39-49

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  • Liberal Arts for a New Japan: The Case of the International Christian University

    Nishimura, Mikiko

    Pages 51-62

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-0513-8
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-0511-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Liberal Arts Education and Colleges in East Asia
Book Subtitle
Possibilities and Challenges in the Global Age
Editors
  • Insung Jung
  • Mikiko Nishimura
  • Toshiaki Sasao
Series Title
Higher Education in Asia: Quality, Excellence and Governance
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-0513-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-0513-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-0511-4
Series ISSN
2365-6352
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 206
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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