The reorientation of higher education: Challenging the East-West dichotomy

Robert Damian ADAMSON, Jon NIXON, Feng SU

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Abstract

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. Copyright © 2012 Comparative Education Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherComparative Education Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong
ISBN (Electronic)9789400758483
ISBN (Print)9789881785275, 9789400758476, 9789400792227
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Citation

Adamson, B., Nixon, J., & Su, F. (Eds.). (2012). The reorientation of higher education: Challenging the East-West dichotomy. Hong Kong: Comparative Education Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong.

Keywords

  • Education, Higher
  • Comparative education

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