The United States in the past half-century has consistently led the world in the strength of its economy and in scientific research and development. Now, this position at the forefront of industry and innovation is threatened. Asia's Educational Edge warns that the United States relies heavily on the talent of foreign-born scientists and engineers_skilled workers who face increasing, and increasingly favorable, options for employment elsewhere. East Asia's and India's emerging economies are expanding their own higher education capacity in the sciences and their own research and development infrastructure. Accordingly, the United States faces great and growing competition in attracting talented students and professionals from the international community. In this carefully researched volume, Yugui Guo asks: Can the U.S. education system succeed in training enough high-quality students in the sciences to meet the ever-growing need? Asia's Educational Edge is essential reading for industrial and research leaders, policy makers, educators, and scholars of international and comparative education.
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About the Author
Yugui Guo is distinguished professor at the China Institute of Education Policy at Beijing Normal University, and past director of the Center for Global Studies in Education at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
Table of ContentsChapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Challenges Facing U.S. Education Chapter 3 Profile of Japanese Education Chapter 4 Profile of Korean Education Chapter 5 Profile of Taiwanese Education Chapter 6 Profile of Chinese Education Chapter 7 Profile of Indian Education Chapter 8 Conclusion