CERC Studies in Comparative Education

The Reorientation of Higher Education

Challenging the East-West Dichotomy

Editors: Adamson, Bob, Nixon, Jon, Su, Feng (Eds.)

  • Focusses on the nature of, and conditions necessary for, the transformation of higher education
  • Exemplifies the complexities of the process of institutional change across regional, national and continental divides
  • Challenges the notion of an East-West dichotomy in institutional repositionings​
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This book presents accounts of the repositioning of higher education institutions across a range of contexts in the East and the West. It argues that global governance, institutional organisation and academic practice are complementary elements within the process of institutional repositioning. While systems, institutions and individuals in the different contexts are subjected to similar global trends and pressures, the reorientation of higher education takes diverse forms as a result of the particularities of those contexts. That reorientation cannot be explained in terms of East-West dichotomies and divisions, but only with reference to the interflow across and within systems. Globalisation necessitates complex interconnectivities of regionality, culture and geopolitics that this book explores in relation to specific cases and contexts. ​

About the authors

Bob Adamson is Professor of Curriculum Studies at the Hong Kong Institute of Education and the UNESCO-UNEVOC Director for Hong Kong. Jon Nixon has held professional posts in four UK institutions of higher education and is currently Honorary Professor of Educational Studies, University of Sheffield, UK. Feng Su is a Lecturer in Education at Liverpool Hope University, UK.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Reorientation of Higher Education
Book Subtitle
Challenging the East-West Dichotomy
Editors
  • Bob Adamson
  • Jon Nixon
  • Feng Su
Series Title
CERC Studies in Comparative Education
Series Volume
31
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5848-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5847-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9222-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 315
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