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Crossing Borders in East Asian Higher Education

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  • This volume examines various motivations, goals, mechanisms, outcomes and challenges associated with cross-border collaboration in higher education
  • A remarkable study of the delivery of citizenship education across the region
  • Written by experts

Part of the book series: CERC Studies in Comparative Education (CERC, volume 27)

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This book examines issues that have emerged as higher education systems and individual institutions across East Asia confront and adapt to the changing economic, social, and educational environments in which they now operate. The book’s focus is on how higher education systems learn from each other and on the ways in which they collaborate to address new challenges. The sub-theme that runs through this volume concerns the changing nature of cross-border sharing. In particular, the provision of technical assistance by more industrialized countries to lower and middle income countries has given way to collaborations that place the latter’s participating institutions on a more equal footing.

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Transformations in Higher Education: Crossing Borders and Bridging Minds

  2. Issues and Perspectives

  3. The Hong Kong Crossing

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Arizona, Minneapolis, USA

    David W. Chapman

  • George Washington University, Washington, USA

    William K. Cummings

  • The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

    Gerard A. Postiglione

About the editors

David W. CHAPMAN is the Birkmaier Professor of Educational Leadership in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development in the College of Education and Human

Development at the University of Minnesota. He has worked in more than 45 developing countries, assisting national governments and international organizations in the areas of educational policy and planning, program design and evaluation. The author of over 125 journal articles and book chapters, he was awarded a Fulbright New Century Scholars grant for the 2007-08 academic year.

William K. CUMMINGS is Professor of International Education and International Affairs at George Washington University. He has been involved in development work for over 25 years, focusing on evaluation and monitoring, policy analysis, sector assessment, management analysis, and teacher

training. He has written extensively on the challenges of development and on models of successful development strategies, and has written or edited over 100 articles and 20 books or monographs. He is a past president of the Comparative and International Education Society.

Gerard A. POSTIGLIONE is Professor and Head of the Division of Policy, Administration and Social Sciences Education, and Director of the Wah Ching Centre of Research on Education in

China, in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. He has published 10 books and over 100 journal articles and book chapters. He has worked on higher education projects for the Asian Development Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Ford Foundation, and the Institute of International Education.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Crossing Borders in East Asian Higher Education

  • Editors: David W. Chapman, William K. Cummings, Gerard A. Postiglione

  • Series Title: CERC Studies in Comparative Education

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Netherlands 2011

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-94-007-0445-9Published: 05 November 2010

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-007-0446-6Published: 18 November 2010

  • Series ISSN: 1573-6040

  • Series E-ISSN: 2543-022X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 388

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: International and Comparative Education

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