The Reorientation of Higher Education: Challenging the East-West Dichotomy

The Reorientation of Higher Education: Challenging the East-West Dichotomy


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The Reorientation of Higher Education: Challenging the East-West Dichotomy by Bob Adamson

This book presents accounts of the repositioning of higher education institutions across a range of contexts in the East and the West. It argues that global governance, institutional organisation and academic practice are complementary elements within the process of institutional repositioning. While systems, institutions and individuals in the different contexts are subjected to similar global trends and pressures, the reorientation of higher education takes diverse forms as a result of the particularities of those contexts. That reorientation cannot be explained in terms of East-West dichotomies and divisions, but only with reference to the interflow across and within systems. Globalisation necessitates complex interconnectivities of regionality, culture and geopolitics that this book explores in relation to specific cases and contexts. ​

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789400792227
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 12/13/2014
Series: CERC Studies in Comparative Education , #31
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 315
Product dimensions: 6.61(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Bob Adamson is Professor of Curriculum Studies at the Hong Kong Institute of Education and the UNESCO-UNEVOC Director for Hong Kong. Jon Nixon has held professional posts in four UK institutions of higher education and is currently Honorary Professor of Educational Studies, University of Sheffield, UK. Feng Su is a Lecturer in Education at Liverpool Hope University, UK.

Table of Contents

List of Tables.- List of Figures.- Acknowledgements.- Notes on Style.- Preface; Bob Adamson, Jon Nixon and Feng Su.- PART I: Introduction.- 1. Comparative Education and the Reorientation of Higher Education; Bob Adamson, Jon Nixon and Feng Su.- PART II: Supra-national Reorientations.- 2. Drivers of Reforms in Higher Education; N.V. Varghese.- 3. Higher Education in Small States; Michaela Martin and Mark Bray.- PART III: Regional Reorientations.- 4. Dilemmas of Reform in Indian Higher Education; Fazal Rizvi.- 5. How Hong Kong Universities Balance the Global and the Regional; Anthony B.L. Cheung.- 6. Challenges of Transnational Higher Education in China; Ka Ho Mok and David K.K. Chan.- 7. Sino-African Relations and the Internationalisation of China’s Universities; Kenneth King.- 8. Cultural Perspectives on Higher Education Reforms in China since 1978; Rui Yang.- PART IV: Reorientations of Practice.- 9. Higher Education and the Search for Excellence in US Universities; Nelly P. Stromquist.- 10. Reorientation and Teacher Education in England; Jean Murray, Olwen McNamara, Marion Jones, Grant Stanley and Zoe Fowler.- 11. Exploring Local Approaches for Transformative Learning in UK Contexts; Joëlle Fanghanel and Carolin Kreber.- 12. The International Student Experience in a UK University; Feng Su.- PART V: Future Orientations.- 13. Governing the Claims of Global Futures within Australian Higher Education; Lew Zipin and Marie Brennan.- 14. “Glonacal” Partnership Strategies in Central Asia; Anatoly Oleksiyenko.- 15. Beyond the East-West Dichotomy; Bob Adamson.- Contributors.- Index.​

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