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Transnational Higher Education In The Asian Context

Author: Tricia Coverdale-Jones
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137034947
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This book offers new insights and perspectives on internationalization and trans-national higher education (TNHE) with contributions from three continents. These include the student experience in Malaysia, China, Japan and India as well as institutional perspectives and pedagogical implications of new research.

Transnational And Transcultural Positionality In Globalised Higher Education

Author: Catherine Montgomery
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317297040
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Transnational higher education (TNHE), where students study on a ‘foreign’ degree programme whilst remaining in their home country, has seen exponential development over the last decade. In addition to the increase in students engaged in TNHE across the globe, the involvement of university teachers in TNHE has also risen in response to the demand for this form of international education. Although research into transnational education has doubled since 2006, there is a paucity of research focusing on transnational teacher education, especially outside of North America. The global nature and scope of the expansion of TNHE remains underexplored, and the ways in which different countries are realising TNHE provision is little understood. This book explores the experiences and perceptions of teachers in transnational higher education, interrogating the ways in which university teachers negotiate cultural, linguistic, and disciplinary contexts in order to provide transformative learning experiences for their students. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Education for Teaching.

Higher Education In The Asian Century

Author: Christopher Hill
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317566815
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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.

Higher Education In The Era Of The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Author: Nancy W. Gleason
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811301948
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This open access collection examines how higher education responds to the demands of the automation economy and the fourth industrial revolution. Considering significant trends in how people are learning, coupled with the ways in which different higher education institutions and education stakeholders are implementing adaptations, it looks at new programs and technological advances that are changing how and why we teach and learn. The book addresses trends in liberal arts integration of STEM innovations, the changing role of libraries in the digital age, global trends in youth mobility, and the development of lifelong learning programs. This is coupled with case study assessments of the various ways China, Singapore, South Africa and Costa Rica are preparing their populations for significant shifts in labour market demands – shifts that are already underway. Offering examples of new frameworks in which collaboration between government, industry, and higher education institutions can prevent lagging behind in this fast changing environment, this book is a key read for anyone wanting to understand how the world should respond to the radical technological shifts underway on the frontline of higher education.

Transnational Education Crossing Asia And The West

Author: Le-Ha Phan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131763814X
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In this book, Phan Le-Ha identifies and discusses four growing self-sustained/sustaining fundamental phenomena in transnational education (TNE), namely (1) the planned, evolving and transformative mediocrity behind the endorsement of English-medium education legitimized by the interactive Asia-the West relationship; (2) the strategic employment of the terms ‘Asia/Asian’ and ‘West/Western’ by all stakeholders in their perceptions and construction of choice, quality, rigour, reliability and attractiveness of programs, courses, and locations; (3) the adjusted desire for an imagined (and often misinformed) ‘West’ among various stakeholders of transnational education; and (4) the assigned and self-realized ownership of English by otherwise normally on-the-margin groups of speakers. A focus on how these phenomena impact questions of identity and desire in TNE is a running theme. The above phenomena are discussed against the backdrop of ‘the rise of Asia’ sentiment and how this sentiment has played out in interactions and relationships between ‘the West’ and ‘Asia’ and among Asian institutions and various entities. Phan Le-Ha’s examination of the identified phenomena in TNE has been informed by her multi-layered engagement with the dialectic of the Asia-the West relationship, her critical take on certain pro-Asia and decolonisation scholarship, and her interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to theorise the field and the specific topic under scrutiny. Phan Le-Ha shows that the current Asia chooses (not necessarily by force but largely by will and often with an informed and well-articulated agency) to go with the idea of the West and often desires an affiliation with the West either directly or indirectly, something that is getting more intense in the context of globalization, regionalization, and commercialization of education. The rise of Asia has made the idea of the West even more looked-for in Asia. TNE in Asia, in many ways, is the transforming and dynamic transit point, a layover that facilitates entry into a wanted destination – the West and/or the idea of the West. The West and Asia need one another more than ever in the context of the internationalization and commercialization of higher education. What’s more, the West and Asia have hardly ever been mutually exclusive but have rather been in an eventful love-and-obsession relationship with each other. This is the very dialectic proposition that Phan Le Ha takes throughout this book while paying specific attention to transnational higher education in the greater Asian region including the Middle East, following her several research projects conducted in the region since 2005 to date. Transnational Education Crossing 'the West' and 'Asia' explores: • English, Internationalisation of Higher Education, and Identity: Increasing Academic Monolingualism and English-only Package • Transnational Education and Dream Realization: From the Philippines to Vietnam, From Afghanistan to Dubai, From Everywhere in Asia to Thailand • Desiring International /Transnational Education: Theorisation of Key Concepts and Next Steps from Here The book will be of interest to researchers in the field of transnational education, Asia education and education policy.

Internationalization Of Higher Education In East Asia

Author: Ka-Ho Mok
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134714939
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The rise in demand for higher education in the Asia-Pacific region is an undeniable reflection of the growing pace of globalization and the subsequent pressures imposed by it. Aspiring to become globally competitive and to position favourably in the global university league tables, governments in Asia have either engaged in a serious quest to become a regional education hub or they have concentrated on developing transnational higher education to create more opportunities, in order to meet their citizens’ pressing demand for higher education. Internationalization of Higher Education in East Asia critically examines and provides comparative perspectives on the major strategies that selected Asian countries and societies have adopted to transform their higher education sector and enhance their national competitiveness in the increasingly globalized world. This volume by leading scholars in the field of education development and policy studies makes critical reflections on how Asian governments in particular and universities in general have responded to the growing challenges of globalization by promoting more internationalization, student mobility and entrepreneurship in higher education. This book is an essential collection for policy makers, researchers and postgraduate students studying higher education, Asian education and international education.

Handbook On Globalization And Higher Education

Author: Roger King
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857936239
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Ô. . . the Handbook constitutes an essential reference source for everyone interested in studying the current meaning, scope and implications of globalization. Strongly recommended.Õ Ð Higher Education Review Higher education has entered centre-stage in the context of the knowledge economy and has been deployed in the search for economic competitiveness and social development. Against this backdrop, this highly illuminating Handbook explores worldwide convergences and divergences in national higher education systems resulting from increased global co-operation and competition. The expert contributors reveal the strategies, practices and governance mechanisms developed by international and regional organizations, national governments and by higher education institutions themselves. They analyse local responses to dominant global templates of higher education and the consequences for knowledge generation, social equity, economic development and the public good. This comprehensive and accessible Handbook will prove an invaluable reference tool for researchers, academics and students with an interest in higher education from economics, international studies and public policy perspectives, as well as for higher education policymakers, and funding and governance bodies.

Globalisation And Tertiary Education In The Asia Pacific

Author: Christopher Charles Findlay
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814299049
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The rapid development and adoption of technology along with open economies has created an integrated global economy. The globalisation process has brought with it significant changes in all areas of life, including tertiary education. This book outlines the features of the new wave of globalisation and draws out specific trends and challenges associated with this new wave for universities and policy makers.

Enhancing Quality In Transnational Higher Education

Author: Anne Chapman
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739167928
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Enhancing Quality in Transnational Higher Education explores issues in the provision of quality teaching and learning in university programs delivered ‘offshore’. A collection of case studies provides insights into the ‘lived experiences’ of teachers and learners engaged in Australian transnational education across a broad range of universities, locations, programs and models of delivery.

Higher Education In The Asia Pacific

Author: Peter Kell
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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The Asia Pacific is the fastest growing region on the globe and universities and higher education is experiencing a dramatic surge in demand and a reform by governments wanting higher education to drive change. This edited collection has contributions from Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, China and the United States looks at how universities are coming to grips with the challenges of change in the Asia Pacific. The contributors explore the key in issues and dilemmas about how universities in the Asia Pacific are involved in international trans-national markets and at the same time retain a role as nation building institutes. The book also explores how globalisation and new technologies as well as new frameworks of professional knowledge are creating new challenges for the institutions of higher education. Hot topics include the role of universities in nation building, international markets in higher education, international collaborations and partnerships, governance in universities, quality in offshore programs, professional learning and universities, student plagiarism, academic careers for women, international students and language proficiency and language use in multicultural universities. Contributors include Michael Singh, Peter Kell, Gillian Vogl, Tony Herrington from Australia. Mary Kalantzis from the United States. Morshidi Sirat, Abdul Razak Ahmad, Sarjit Kuar Koo Yew Lie, Vincent Pang and Rozinah Jamaludin from Malaysia and Michelle Lunn from New Zealand and Yuping Wang from China. Higher Education in the Asia Pacific: Challenges for the Future fills a vacuum in the literature on the changing nature of tertiary education with this insightful book. Arguably, we are experiencing the most dynamic change in academic life in a century and these authors discuss these changes in multiple contexts in Asia. The text investigates a veritable cornucopia of topics - the relationship between the state and the university, the nature of international collaboration, how university governance is being restructured, and the import of quality assurance, to name a few. This is a smart read on critical topics in an area that has been little studied but facing explosive growth. William G. Tierney, University Professor & Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education, Director, Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis, University of Southern California, WPH701, Los Angeles, CA 90089-4037 Expansive in outreach and grounded in practical experience, this edited collection presents a rich variety of expert practitioners reflecting on the many issues shaping current and future trends in Higher Education in the Asia Pacific Region. The wide ranging issues addressed in this book offers the reader both insights and challenges in their quest to explore further and articulate the essential elements of authentic International Higher Education. An excellent resources for all involved with and concerned about Global Higher Education and its future directions. Andrew Scown, Vice President - Academic, RMIT International University Vietnam