Researching Higher Education in Asia
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Researching Higher Education in Asia : History, Development and Future

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This book discusses higher education research as a field of study in Asia. It traces the evolution of research in the field of higher education in several Asian countries, and shares ideas about the evolving higher education research communities in Asia. It also identifies common and dissimilar challenges across national communities, providing researchers and policymakers essential new insights into the relevance of a greater regional articulation of national higher education research communities, and their further integration into and contribution to the international higher education research community as a whole.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 366 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 22.35mm | 729g
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • English
  • 1st ed. 2018
  • 18 Illustrations, black and white; IX, 366 p. 18 illus.
  • 9811049882
  • 9789811049880

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This book discusses higher education research as a field of study in Asia. It traces the evolution of research in the field of higher education in several Asian countries, and shares ideas about the evolving higher education research communities in Asia. It also identifies common and dissimilar challenges across national communities, providing researchers and policymakers essential new insights into the relevance of a greater regional articulation of national higher education research communities, and their further integration into and contribution to the international higher education research community as a whole.
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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Higher Education Research as a Field of Study in Asia.- Part I: Conceptualization and Understandings of Higher Education Research in Asia.- Chapter 2 Higher-education researchers in Asia: The risks of insufficient contribution to international higher education researcher.- Chapter 3 Foil to the West? Interrogating perspectives for observing East Asian higher education.- Chapter 4 Higher education knowledge production in postcolonial-neoliberal Asia.- Chapter 5 Regionalism, regionalization of higher education and higher education research: Mapping the development in regionalization of higher education research.- Part II: East Asia.- Chapter 6 Higher education research in Japan: Seeking a connection with the international academic community.- Chapter 7 Higher education research in China: An independent academic field with an organized academic community.- Chapter 8 Higher education research in Hong Kong: Context, trends and vision.- Chapter 9 Higher education research in South Korea: History, development, and challenges.- Chapter 10 What it is like and what needs to be done: A status report on higher education in Macau and its research.- Chapter 11 The development and progress of higher education research in Taiwan: Massification matters.- Chapter 12 Higher education research in Mongolia during transition period of development.- Part III: South East Asia.- Chapter 13 Researching higher education in "Asia's global education hub": Major themes in Singapore.- Chapter 14 Higher education as field of study in Malaysia: Towards an epistemic community of Practice.- Chapter 15 higher education research in Thailand: Current trends and development.- Chapter 16 Higher education research in the Philippines: Policies and prospects.- Part IV: South/West Asia.- Chapter 17 Education research and emergence of higher education as a field of study in India.- Chapter 18 Higher education research in Iran: Quantitative development and qualitative challenges.- Chapter 19 The regeneration aspects for higher education research in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.- Part V: Conclusion.- Chapter 20 Higher education research in Asia: History, development and challenges.
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About Jisun Jung

Dr. Jisun Jung is an assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong's Faculty of Education. Her current research focuses on academic professions, doctoral education, employment and postgraduate studies, and higher education research in Asia. She has previously co-edited two related special issues: 'Higher Education Research in East Asia: Regional and National Evolution and Path-Dependencies' (Higher Education Policy, 2015) and 'Graduate Employment and Higher Education in Asia' (International Journal of Chinese Education, 2016).

Dr. Hugo Horta is an assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong's Faculty of Education. He formerly served as the deputy-director at the Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research (IN+), based at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where he also coordinated the research program on Science, Higher Education, and Policy (SHEP). He is currently a Coordinating-Editor of Higher Education (Springer), having published several articles on issues concerning science and higher education policy throughout his career. His postdoc at Tohoku University, Japan, sparked his interest in Asian higher education systems, their evolution and current challenges, themes that he continues to pursue. He also serves on the editorial boards of several international peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Akiyoshi Yonezawa is a Professor and Director of the Office of Institutional Research, Tohoku University. With a background in sociology, he has published many books and articles on comparative higher education policy - especially focusing on world-class universities, internationalization of higher education, and public-private relationships in higher education. He is currently serving as a board member at the Japan Association for Higher Education Research. He is a co-editor of Book Series Higher Education in Asia: Quality, Excellence and Governance series (Springer Book Series).
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