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)
In Asia, schooling, teaching and learning are undergoing major changes as a consequence of wider economic, social, cultural and political movements. The success of some Asian countries in international education benchmarks has redirected attention to the region. This is counterbalanced by other countries that are struggling to educate their citizens in the midst of political instability, ideological and religious tensions, poverty and natural disasters. In spite of such broad differences across countries in Asia, pioneering and innovative research is being conducted that is of increasing interest to researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and governments worldwide.
The Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education book series will examine key theoretical and empirical research on the changing institutional and cultural contexts of Asian education. The series aims to establish a strong platform for the critical discussion of educational practices and pedagogies in Asia, and is open to Asian and international researchers with a focus on the region. Interdisciplinary research is welcomed, including education, social sciences, psychology, organisational studies, economics, history, political science, cultural studies, and language and literacy.