Higher Education Access in the Asia Pacific

Privilege or Human Right?

Editors: Collins, Christopher S., Buasuwan, Prompilai (Eds.)

  • Examines how societal values and public funding shape beliefs about the function of higher education in society 
  • Explores how higher education compares to other human rights, and if there is a ranking of importance when it comes to rights
  • Includes cultural analyses from regions, nation-states, and economies that sort out the degree to which the hypotheses outlined by Neubauer, Shin, and Hawkins (2013) play a role in the conceptualization of higher education as a human right
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About this book

This edited volume offers empirical, evaluative, and philosophical perspectives on the question of higher education as a human right in the Asia Pacific. Throughout the region, higher education has grown rapidly in a variety of ways. Price, accessibility, mobility, and government funding are all key areas of interest, which likely shape the degree to which higher education may be viewed as a human right. Although enrollments continue to grow in many higher education systems, protests related to fees and other equity issues continue to grow. This volume will include scholarly perspectives from around the region for a more extensive understanding of higher education as a human right in the Asia Pacific.

About the authors

Christopher S. Collins is Associate Professor of Higher Education at Azusa Pacific University, USA.  He studies the function of higher education in society from a global perspective and has recently published multiple edited volumes on the Asia Pacific region with Palgrave Macmillan. 
Prompilai Buasuwan is Head of the Department of Education and Associate Professor in the Program of Educational Administration at Kasetsart University, Thailand. Her main research interests include quality of education, university and community engagement, internationalization of education, and educational policy analysis and evaluation. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Higher Education as a Human Right

    Collins, Christopher S.

    Pages 1-9

  • Education as a Praxis of Soul Consciousness: Insinuations of Liberation Pedagogies in Higher Education and Human Rights Discourse

    Tangonan Acido, Jeffrey

    Pages 11-21

  • Higher Education as a Symbol of Equal Rights in South Korea

    Cha, Seonja

    Pages 23-39

  • Democratization of Access and Quality in Post-conflict Timor Leste

    Hooi, Khoo Ying

    Pages 41-54

  • Higher Education as a Human Right in North Korea

    Byun, River (et al.)

    Pages 55-75

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58670-0
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58669-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Higher Education Access in the Asia Pacific
Book Subtitle
Privilege or Human Right?
Editors
  • Christopher S. Collins
  • Prompilai Buasuwan
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58670-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58670-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58669-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 166
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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