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Asian Universities: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Challenges
     

Asian Universities: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Challenges

by Philip G. Altbach, Toru Umakoshi, Philipg Altbach (Editor)
 

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This volume offers a detailed comparative study of the emergence of the modern university in Asia, linking the historical development of universities in the region with contemporary realities and future challenges. The contributors describe higher education systems in eleven countries -- Korea, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Phillippines, Singapore, Indonesia,

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This volume offers a detailed comparative study of the emergence of the modern university in Asia, linking the historical development of universities in the region with contemporary realities and future challenges. The contributors describe higher education systems in eleven countries -- Korea, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Phillippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, India, and Japan -- and explore similarities and differences through two comparative essays.

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ISBN-13:
9780801880360
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2004
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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The quality and currency of this volume ensures it an important niche in the contemporary literature on comparative higher education.

Meet the Author

Philip G. Altbach is the Monan Professor of Higher Education and director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College. He is the coeditor of American Higher Education in the Twenty-first Century and In Defense of American Higher Education, both available from Johns Hopkins. Toru Umakoshi is a professor of higher education in the Graduate School at Obirin University in Japan and president of the Japan Comparative Education Society.

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