1st Edition

The Sustainability of Higher Education in an Era of Post-Massification

Edited By Deane E. Neubauer, Ka Ho Mok, Jin Jiang Copyright 2018
    148 Pages
    by Routledge

    158 Pages
    by Routledge

    This volume examines the sustainability of higher education massification throughout the Asia Pacific region. The massification of higher education has swept across the region over the past three decades in complex and astounding ways in some cases. The book inquires after the many faces that higher education massification is taking in varied country settings and seeks to identify the more important implications that follow. It discusses massification and its sustainability within the region’s complex contexts and addresses the issues of implications, challenges, and limitations. Paying particular attention to implications on resources, employment and social mobility, institutional identity, programs, funding and teacher education, the book explores the capacity of countries to stay on the course they have chosen and the implications this may have for the continued identification of resources to do so, the choice to focus more particularly and importantly on the considerable range of innovations and variations and the ability to recognize and develop them in meaningful ways.

    Introduction: The nature of higher education massification in Asia (Jin Jiang, Ka Ho Mok, Deane Neubauer)

    Part One: Framing massification
    1. Chapter One: Higher education sustainability: Proliferating meanings (Deane Neubauer)
    2. Chapter Two: The limits of massification in the Asia Pacific region: Six conflicting hypotheses (John N. Hawkins, Ka Ho Mok, Deane Neubauer and Alfred M. Wu)

    Part Two: Case examples of the limits to massification
    3. Chapter Three: The carnegie project on the education doctorate: Transforming education practice in multiple contexts (Jill Perry)
    4. Chapter Four: Higher education massification: How US higher education is expanding its global reach through branding, in-Country, and online (Cathryn L. Dhanatya and Julie Slayton)
    5. Chapter Five: Confronting the challenges of massification surge in higher education: Sustaining the academic Workforce and its Excellence in Australia (Rohan Nethsinghe)
    6. Chapter Six: Challenges to a post-mass system of higher education in Taiwan (Yung-Feng Lin)
    7. Chapter Seven: Exploring the development of independent colleges in the context of massification in China: The Case of Zhejiang University (Jia Zhang and Hui Wang)
    8. Chapter Eight: Imagining teacher and teacher education: Understanding the cultural dynamics in the development of advanced teacher education institutions in China (Chris Ching Wai Ho)
    9. Chapter Nine: Questing for entrepreneurial university in Hong Kong and Shenzhen: The promotion of industry-university collaboration and entrepreneurship (Ka Ho Mok and Jin Jiang)

    Conclusion: Differentiating the possible pathways for higher education massification in the Asia Pacific (Deane Neubauer, Ka Ho Mok, Jin Jiang)


    Deane E. Neubauer is Emeritus Professor of Political Science, University of Hawaii, Manoa and Co-Director, Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership

    Ka Ho Mok is Vice President and Lam Man Tsan Chair Professor of Comparative Policy, Lingnan University

    Jin Jiang is Research Assistant Professor, Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, Division of Graduate Studies, Lingnan University