Higher Education in Southeast Asia
Blurring Borders, Changing Balance
By (author) Anthony Welch
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Higher Education in Southeast Asia by Anthony Welch
Book DescriptionThis is the first book to systematically chart and comparatively assess the trend towards private higher education in South East Asia. Caught between conflicting imperatives of spiralling demand, and limited resources, the balance between public and private higher education systems in South East, South, and East Asia has shifted markedly. The author's detailed case studies of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Viet Nam discuss and analyse significant policy issues and touch on key debates surrounding globalisation, including economic globalisation and structural adjustment, and the pressures of cultural globalisation, particularly the role of the English language. Debates surrounding the role of higher education in the 'knowledge economy', GATS and cross border trade in educational services are also treated, including the rise of offshore campuses in countries such as Malaysia and Viet Nam. What is argued is that we are witnessing not merely a changing balance between public and private sectors, but a blurring of borders between them, with public HEIs now often behaving more like private, for-profit institutions. The book charts and illustrates these trends, posing questions about their meaning, including issues of transparency, equity, and what the reforms might mean for traditional conceptions of public good in higher education.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415435017
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This work systematically charts and comparatively assesses the trend towards private higher education in Southeast Asia. It includes a substantial analysis of key policy issues, as well as detailed case studies of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam.
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Author Biography - Anthony Welch
Anthony Welch is a policy specialist at the University of Sydney, Australia. He specialises in international higher education research.
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