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Higher education in Asia/Pacific : Quality and the public good

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  • Higher education in Asia/Pacific
  • Bigalke, Terance W.; Neubauer, Deane E.
  • Palgrave MacMillan


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Title Higher education in Asia/Pacific
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Quality and the public good

Material Type Articles
Author(English)

Bigalke, Terance W.; Neubauer, Deane E.

Publisher

[New York]:Palgrave MacMillan

Date 2009
Series Title; No International & Development Education
ISBN 978-0-230-61323-2
Pages xx, 268
Subject Country China(Asia and Pacific)
Japan(Asia and Pacific)
Philippines(Asia and Pacific)
South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Thailand(Asia and Pacific)
Taiwan(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Education
Holding East-West Center

Abstract

The past two decades have witnessed a vast expansion of higher education in the Asia/Pacific with education universally accepted as a necessary condition of economic growth. Countries throughout the region have rapidly expanded access to higher education, often by loosening restrictions on the private sector to stimulate its provision. In the process, the status of higher education has shifted from a widely accepted public good to a commodity provided and purchased through market mechanisms. Expansion and privatization have created new concerns over the quality of education throughout the region. The essays in this volume underscore the fundamental interrelationships between quality, educational expansion, and the pervasive challenges of privatization.