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Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education in Asia
History, Present and Future Issues

ISBN 9780367585846
Published August 14, 2020 by Routledge
200 Pages

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It has been over a century since "Cooperative System of Education," a work-study programme for higher education, was initiated by Herman Schneider at University of Cincinnati in the United States. Today, it is known as "Cooperative Education" which is commonly included within the umbrella term of "Work-Integrated Learning" and broadly referred to by the World Association of Cooperative Education (WACE) as "Cooperative and Work- Integrated Education (CWIE)". Its development worldwide has been closely related to the socioeconomic background of the region.

This book offers the first attempt to focus on the development of CWIE in Asia. To date, the development of CWIE in the Asia region has been slow compared to their counterparts. The analysis follows international comparisons of China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore on their educational history, vocational education, CWIE, and future issues. Although the level of development varies among them, there is no doubt that this region as a whole is experiencing a rapidly growing global demographic and economic prominence. CWIE can, and to some extent already does, play an important, supportive role as part of growth. The book goes on to conclude that in order to enable further successful expansion of CWIE, and improve its best practice, it is imperative to establish national and regional associations for CWIE, as well as establish collaborative research activities across the region with governmental funding support.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviation

Notes on contributors

  1. Chapter One: Introduction(Yasushi Tanaka)

  2. Chapter Two: Cooperative Education Practice in China (Tenggang Xu)

  3. Chapter Three: History, Present State, and Future Issues of Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education in Japan (Yasushi Tanaka)

  4. Chapter Four: Korea’s Cooperative Education Experience: Focusing on the Design, Operation, and Proliferation of KOREATECH’s Cooperative Education Program (Chang Heon Oh and Kiyong Om)

  5. Chapter Five: Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education in Hong Kong and Work-Integrated Education at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  6. Chapter Six: The Education System and Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education System in Vietnam: An Overview (Van N.B. Nguyen, Huyen T.H. Nguyen and Thao T. Phan )

  7. Chapter Seven: Development of Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education in Thailand: Looking Back, Looking Now, and Looking Forward (Wichit Srisa-an and Issra Pramoolsook)

  8. Chapter Eight: University-Industry Collaboration: Malaysia Skills Development for Producing Employable Graduates (Nor Idayu binti Mahat and Mohd Sobri bin Don)

  9. Chapter Nine: The History and Development of CWIE in Singapore with a Nanyang Technological University Case Study (Kelvin Lee)

  10. Chapter Ten: Cooperative education in the Asian region: Future development and direction (K. E. Zegwaard)


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Yasushi Tanaka is Professor at the Faculty of Economics and a committee member of Center of Research for Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan.

Karsten E. Zegwaard is the Director of Cooperative Education at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning (formally called the Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education), and Vice President of the New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education.