Knowledge Studies in Higher Education

Mass Higher Education Development in East Asia

Strategy, Quality, and Challenges

Editors: Cheol Shin, Jung, Postiglione, Gerard A., Huang, Futao (Eds.)

  • Presents the fastest growing higher education systems in the world
  • Explores successes, challenges and lessons learned of Asian mass higher education
  • Offers a comparative cross-country approach of higher education development processes and strategies
  • Explores mass higher education policy initiatives and origins
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This book discusses mass higher education development in East Asian countries by means of three main issues: the strategy for higher education development; the way professors and students in the region are experiencing the rapid developments; and the challenges imposed by mass higher education. These challenges include the quality of education as well as structural changes in the rapidly developing systems, funding sources for supporting mass higher education, and job markets for college graduates.

Part I discusses how the East Asian countries have accomplished or are in the process of accomplishing the rapid development of higher education. Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong serve as case studies of mass higher education in the region. The case studies introduce and discuss national strategies to develop higher education, funding sources and mechanisms, and initiatives to assure quality of education in a period of rapid growth. Part II and Part III of the book focus on the phenomena of mass higher education in the region and the influence on academia. Mass higher education changes professors and students, who are different from those in elite higher education. Part III further discusses the challenges posed to Asian mass higher education.

The Comparative and International Education Society Higher Education (HESIG) has awarded Mass Higher Education Development in East Asia the Higher Education SIG Best Book Award 2015.



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Reviews

“The volume is a timely collection. … This book is highly recommended to scholars and students who major in comparative education and higher education not only for the breadth of topics covered, but also for its scholarship. Policy makers and educational leaders paying attention to the changing reality of higher education will greatly benefit from having read this book. It will help them further understand the current situation and adjust reforms accordingly.” (Shuhua Liu, Higher Education, Vol. 72, 2016)


 “Higher education is the new ‘coin of the realm.’ Globalization has shown us that more individuals need to participate in higher education, but what students learn and are prepared for has to be closely in sync with the job market. This book outlines what is happening in a key region of the world.  The authors are at the ‘top of their game’ and able to offer us breaking trends with trenchant analysis.”


— William G. Tierney, University Professor & Co-director, Pullias Center for Higher Education, University of Southern California
 

Mass Higher Education Development in East Asia is a well-researched book, bringing together an impressive group of renowned academics from the East and the West who offer a balanced assessment of the achievements and challenges in East Asian higher education.  Professors Shin, Postiglione and Huang should be congratulated for this excellent contribution that offers invaluable insights into the impact of mass higher education on students and academics in East Asia.”

 Jamil Salmi, Global Tertiary Education Expert, former World Bank Tertiary Education Coordinator.

"Professors Shin, Postiglione and Huang have prepared a comprehensive volume on higher education in East and Southeast Asia, full of insights and invaluable data. The phenomenal development and improvement of universities and colleges in the region has lessons for all countries. This is by far the best book so far produced on the building of higher education in Asia and brings forward our understanding of issues and problems everywhere of rapid educational growth, the economic costs and contributions of education, capacity building in the academic profession and science, and lifting quality while growing quantity at the same time."

— Simon Marginson, Professor of Higher Education, Institute of Education, University College London and Joint Editor-in-Chief of the journal Higher Education

"The advent of mass higher education is perhaps the most important development in global higher education in the past century. East Asia came to the "mass revolution" after North America and Europe, but has been deeply affected by it. This book provides an excellent multidimensional analysis of the key elements of massification as they affect this key region." 

— Philip G. Altbach, Research Professor and Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Mass Higher Education and Its Challenges for Rapidly Growing East Asian Higher Education

    Shin, Jung Cheol

    Pages 1-23

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  • Higher Education Development in Japan

    Huang, Futao

    Pages 27-42

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  • Higher Education Development in Korea: Accomplishments and Challenges

    Shin, Jung Cheol

    Pages 43-61

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  • The Path Toward Mass Higher Education in China

    Shi, Xiaoguang

    Pages 63-88

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  • Higher Education Development in Taiwan

    Chou, Chuing Prudence

    Pages 89-103

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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mass Higher Education Development in East Asia
Book Subtitle
Strategy, Quality, and Challenges
Editors
  • Jung Cheol Shin
  • Gerard A. Postiglione
  • Futao Huang
Series Title
Knowledge Studies in Higher Education
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-12673-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-12673-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-12672-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38348-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 371
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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