Liberal Arts Education and Colleges in East Asia

Liberal Arts Education and Colleges in East Asia : Possibilities and Challenges in the Global Age

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This book discusses liberal arts education and liberal arts colleges in the context of East Asia, specifically focusing on Japan, China and S. Korea where it has become an emerging issue in higher education in recent years. It first explores the development, concepts and challenges of liberal arts education and liberal arts colleges in East Asia. It then delineates the implications of the best practices of selected liberal arts colleges inside and outside East Asia, and offers policy and pedagogical guidelines for the future of liberal arts colleges and programs in East Asia and beyond.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 11.94mm | 3,401g
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
  • 4 Illustrations, black and white; XI, 206 p. 4 illus.
  • 981109179X
  • 9789811091797

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This book discusses liberal arts education and liberal arts colleges in the context of East Asia, specifically focusing on Japan, China and S. Korea where it has become an emerging issue in higher education in recent years. It first explores the development, concepts and challenges of liberal arts education and liberal arts colleges in East Asia. It then delineates the implications of the best practices of selected liberal arts colleges inside and outside East Asia, and offers policy and pedagogical guidelines for the future of liberal arts colleges and programs in East Asia and beyond.
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Table of contents

Part I
Setting the Scene.- Chapter 1 Introduction.- Chapter 2 Development of Liberal
Arts Education and Colleges: Historical and global perspectives.- Chapter 3 The
East-West Axis? Liberal Arts Education in East Asian universities.- Part II
Examining Liberal Arts Colleges and Programs in East Asia.- Chapter 4 Going
global and adapting to local context: Handong Global University in South
Korea.- Chapter 5 Liberal Arts for a New Japan: The case of the International
Christian University.- Chapter 6 Making the Global Local: Twenty years at
Miyazaki International College, Japan.- Chapter 7 Adapting the Western model of
Liberal Arts Education in China: The cases of Fudan University and Lingnan
University.- Chapter 8 Liberal Arts Education in Postwar Taiwan: A case study
on General Education Reform at National Taiwan University.- Part III Learning
from outside East Asia.- Chapter 9 Global education with high impact and deep
learning in the United States: The Liberal Arts at Pomona College.- Chapter 10
Liberal Arts and Sciences Education for the 21st Knowledge Economy: A case
study of Amsterdam University College, The Netherlands.- Part IV Exploring
Sustainable Models in East Asian Context.- Chapter 11 Revisiting key values,
roles and challenges of Liberal Arts Education in East Asia.- Chapter 12
Cultivating Intercultural Communicative Competence in Liberal Arts
Institutions.- Chapter 13 Applications of digital technologies in Liberal Arts
Institutions in East Asia.- Chapter 14 Internationalization and Faculty
well-being in Liberal Arts Colleges: An often neglected issue in East Asia.- Chapter
15 Conclusions: Summary, remaining issues and recommendations.
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About Insung Jung

Insung JUNG is Professor of Education at the International Christian University, Japan`s first and foremost liberal arts college located in Tokyo. She has a long record of teaching and research in instructional design and technology. She has served as a consultant and researcher to international organizations including UNESCO, the World Bank, APEC, the Asian Development Bank, and the International Development Research Centre. She is coauthor or coeditor of these recent publications including Distance and blended learning in Asia (Routledge); Quality assurance and accreditation in distance education and e-learning (Routledge); and Culture and online learning: Global perspectives and research (Stylus).
Mikiko NISHIMURA is Senior Associate Professor of Sociology of Education at the International Christian University. Her research interests include education reforms and policies, community participation and accountability in education, school choice, and gender in education. She has been involved in project formulation, implementation, and evaluation in education and poverty alleviation in various countries, in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Her recent co-edited books include: Comparative Analysis on Universal Primary Education Policy and Practice in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Cases of Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, and Uganda; and Gender and International Educational Development.
Toshiaki SASAO is Professor of Psychology, Education and Peace Studies at International Christian University. His current research interests include evidence-based social and community interventions in ethnic communities and schools, pedagogical strategies and issues in multicultural contexts, and institutional and individual well-being in schools and communities. Some publication titles include Gang Violence and Substance Abuse: A Multicultural Approach (Sage), Japanese Handbook of Community Psychology (University of Tokyo Press), International Community Psychology (Springer), Critical Readings in Social Psychology (Seishi Shobo Books), An Introduction to Community Psychology (Minerva Books), and Handbook of Community Psychology (American Psychological Association).
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