Launch of two new books on higher education development and social policy
Co-edited by scholars from Lingnan University, two new books The Sustainability of Higher Education in an Era of Post-Massification and Managing Welfare Expectations and Social Change: Policy Transfer in Asia were launched recently.
The book The Sustainability of Higher Education in an Era of Post-Massification, is edited by Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President and Lam Man Tsan Chair Professor of Comparative Policy and Prof Jiang Jin, Research Assistant Professor of Division of Graduate Studies together with Prof Deane E. Neubauer from University of Hawaii who is also the Co-Director of the Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership (APHERP). The book examines the sustainability of higher education massification throughout the Asia Pacific region, covering discussions on massification and its sustainability within the region’s complex contexts and addressing the issues of implications, challenges, and limitations. It particularly focuses on implications on resources, employment and social mobility, institutional identity, programmes, funding and teacher education.
Another book Managing Welfare Expectations and Social Change: Policy Transfer in Asia is edited by Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho and Prof Stefan Kühner, Assistant Professor of Department of Sociology and Social Policy. Combining contributions that address Asian government responses to rapid socio-economic changes and the resulting social needs and welfare expectations, it revisits the broad theoretical literature on “policy transfer” and provides empirical examples to explore the spread of ideas, social policies and programmes across Asia from varying analytical and methodological perspectives.