The Search for New Governance of Higher Education in Asia

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  • Copyright: 2010-07-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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The present volume sets out in the wider context of globalization to critically examine how selected countries / societies in Asia have responded to the growing pressures of globalization for improving university performance in the global market place. In order to enhance the global competitiveness of their higher education systems, many governments in Asia have started comprehensive reforms and adopted new governance measures to enhance their universities. Incorporation and corporatization have been identified as important strategies to restructure and re-engineer university governance around the world. Contributors in this volume critically examine how the quest for 'world-class' university status (as a global movement) has affected the way their universities are governed. Despite the popularity of management reforms and restructuring exercises in line with neoliberalism and managerialism worldwide, whether and how these reforms have actually transformed the heart of the public sector is still subject to debate. This book offers critical reflections on the governance change taking place in the Asian university systems and examine how far the restructuring of higher education governance through incorporation, privatization, and corporatization has really transformed the values and practices of those who work in the higher education sector.

Author Biography

Ka-Ho Mok is Chair Professor of Comparative Policy, concurrently Associate Vice President (External Relations), Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Co-Director, Centre of Governance and Citizenship of the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd). Before joining the HKIEd, he was Associate Dean and Professor of Social Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong. Previously, he was also a Chair Professor in East Asian Studies and the Founding Director of the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Bristol, U.K. He is a founding editor of Journal of Asian Public Policy and Comparative Development and Policy in Asia Book Series (published by London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group). He has published extensively in the fields of comparative education policy, comparative development and policy studies, and social development in contemporary China and East Asia. Recently, Professor Mok has also worked with the World Bank and UNICEF as International Consultant for comparative development and policy studies projects.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figuresp. vii
List of Acronymsp. ix
Series Editors' Introductionp. xiii
Introduction: Paradigm Shift or Business as Usual: The Search for New Governance in Higher Education in Asiap. 1
Global Education, Heterarchies, and Hybrid Organizationsp. 13
Higher Education Transformation: Some Trends in California and Asiap. 29
Changing Governance in China's Higher Education: Some Analyses of the Recent University Enrollment Expansion Policyp. 49
Incorporation of National Universities of Korea: Dynamic Forces, Key Features, and Challengesp. 67
Governance of the Incorporated Japanese National Universitiesp. 85
Entrepreneurialism in Higher Education: A Comparison of University Governance Changes in Hong Kong and Singaporep. 103
University Governance Structure in Challenging Times: The Case of Malaysia's First APEX University (Universiti Sains Malaysia)p. 125
Shifting Governance Patterns in Taiwanese Higher Education: A Recentralized Future?p. 139
Southeast Asian Higher Education in the Global Knowledge System: Governance, Privatization, and Infrastructurep. 153
Higher Education in India: Emerging Challenges and Evolving Strategiesp. 171
Governance and the Governance of Higher Education in Vietnamp. 193
Notes on Contributorsp. 215
Indexp. 219
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