By Grace Mak, Gerard Postiglione

Asia is domestic to a majority of the world's inhabitants and has an increasing economic system. because the West engages in higher interplay with the East, advancements in Asia have more and more better value in the course of the global. better schooling is critical to the super growth of Asia. This reference booklet surveys the kingdom of upper schooling in 20 consultant Asian nations. nations profiled comprise complicated commercial international locations, resembling Japan and Singapore, in addition to extra impoverished lands, similar to Bangladesh. Chapters are written through specialist individuals, and every writer cites present literature and learn. An introductory essay overviews the character of upper schooling in Asia, and an intensive bibliography concludes the work.Developments in Asia have large importance for the remainder of the realm. Asia has a quickly increasing economic system and is domestic to many of the world's inhabitants. it's a land of large dimension and both nice variety. every now and then Asia appears to be like an fiscal and armed forces hazard to the West, whereas on different events it kind of feels to be a worthy accomplice within the rising international financial system. The technological, political, and financial advancements that experience taken position in Asia are principally the results of Asian larger schooling. therefore Asian larger schooling is critical not just to the japanese, but in addition to the Western international. This reference publication surveys the country of upper schooling in Asia and hence presents a precious point of view on alterations in jap society.An introductory essay discusses the present nation of Asian larger schooling and offers an invaluable context for the remainder of the paintings. the rest of the publication comprises alphabetically prepared entries on greater schooling in twenty consultant Asian nations. many of the international locations, like China and India, have huge, immense populations. Others, like Japan and Singapore, have witnessed super monetary prosperity. and a few, like Iran and North Korea, have nice political value. each one access is written by way of knowledgeable contributor and offers history details, a dialogue of present matters, and an exam of destiny developments. Entries cite present literature and examine, and the amount concludes with an in depth bibliography.

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There is an oversupply of graduates from higher education to the labor market, though the majority of the population does not have access to even basic levels of education. This is a common problem in developing countries. Economists, policy makers, and planners have suggested, based on rates of returns on various levels of education, that priority should be given to the expansion of primary education. It is further argued that if students attending higher education institutions have to meeta larger percentage of the actual costs of their education by increased fees, the resulting rise in private costs would restrict the demand.

The question is whether expansion of higher education alone can contribute to such change. of the higher education systemin BangThis chapter reviews the development ladesh. It explains the forces behind the rapid expansion of higher education, and whether such expansion contributed to the socioeconomic development of thecountry. It alsoexamines how higher education in Bangladesh has been system. The folshaped in response to its changing position within the world lowing section briefly describes the historical development of the higher education system.

Under Sihanouk, Cambodia became a “one-party state” (Kiljunen, 1984:3) in which the prince jealously held power and ruthlessly suppressed opposition. One scholar compares Sihanouk to Louis XIV, suggesting the appropriatenessfor both leaders of theproclamation, “I a m the state” (Chandler, 1993: 195). In spite of his dictatorial excesses, Sihanouk was at heart a nationalist driven by a sense of responsibility for achieving and preserving Cambodia’s independence. While skillfully negotiating Cambodia’s neutrality in relation to the escalatingwar in neighboringSouth Vietnam (Chandler,1993; Smith,1965), Sihanouk embarked on an agenda intended to break patterns of subordination 24 A S I A N HIGHER EDUCATION inherited from the colonial era.

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