The limits of massification in the Asia Pacific region : six conflicting hypotheses
The sustainability of higher education in an era of post-massification
Can the current growth of higher education (HE), resources, programs, quest for World Competitive University (WCU) status and high rankings be sustained when looking toward the future? Is the Asia-Pacific region approaching a time of reassessment of this approach of unquestioned massification, and following a particular HE paradigm? Sustainability is not only financial but also involves state capacity/capability in managing change in HE, as well as implications for sustainable development in the cultural, social, economic and political sense, especially when modern universities are under great pressure for productivity, sometimes at the expense of culture and value preservation.
The intent of this chapter is to provide a framework for the initial exploration of these dilemmas of massification in the Asia Pacific region.
Copyright © 2018 selection and editorial matter, Deane E. Neubauer, Ka Ho Mok and Jin Jiang; individual chapters, the contributors.
ISBN of the source publication: 9781138736047
Hawkins, J. N., Mok, K. H., Neubauer, D. E. & Wu, A. M. (2018). The limits of massification in the Asia Pacific region: Six conflicting hypotheses. In Deane E. Neubauer, Ka Ho Mok & Jin Jiang (Eds.), The sustainability of higher education in an era of post-massification (pp. 19-27). New York: Routledge.