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Higher Education in the Asian Century
The European legacy and the future of Transnational Education in the ASEAN region

ISBN 9781138365728
Published August 14, 2018 by Routledge
158 Pages

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Book Description

There is increasing interest in the Asian arena; both as a home for the delivery of international higher education and as a breeding ground for a new brand of sustainable domestic and international growth. Academics are increasingly turning to Asia and Asian Education in order to better understand and predict the emerging trends of global education and this book will serve to provide a forum for debate of this nature. The book provides an insight into the interplay of Asian and European education, identifies the key areas for further development and firmly grounds the approach as one of conversation and dialogue, rather than one-sided dictation. It also highlights the critical issues within the development of international education, discusses the value and challenges of existing TNE practices as a mechanism to respond to the emerging Asian needs and provides an insight into the future direction of education in the Asian century.

Table of Contents

1.List of Tables and Figures

2.List of Abbreviations

3.Contributing Authors


5.Chapter 1: Malaysia, TNE and Politics (Morshidi Sirat and Robin Middlehurst)

6.Chapter 2: Higher Education, Transnational Education (TNE) and the Evolution of the Cambodian Education System (Kee-Cheok Cheong and Sam Ghanty)

7.Chapter 3: International Benchmarking through Transnational Higher Education Programme Knowledge Transfer: An Indonesian Case Study (Agustian Sutrisno and Hitendra Pillay)

8.Chapter 4: The Legacy of European Education in Thai Higher Education (Rattana Lao and Christopher Hill)

9.Chapter 5: The European Legacy and the Higher Education Link in Singapore (Aaron Tan and Rosemary Gosling)

10.Chapter 6: International influences on Vietnamese higher education: French and Soviet legacies meet contemporary globalism (Christopher Ziguras, Anh Pham and Supanida Chantarin)

11.Chapter 7: The Philippines and The European Legacy to ASEAN Integration (William Lawton and Ninia I. Calaca)

12.Chapter 8: Higher Education in Myanmar: The potential impact of TNE in the adaptation of its national higher education for a globalised world (Rozilini M Fernandez-Chung and Tim Gore)


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Christopher Hill is an Associate Professor, Faculty of Education and Director of the Doctoral Training Centre at The British University in Dubai.

Rozilini Fernandez-Chung is the Vice-President of HELP University College in Malaysia.