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Survival of the fittest : the shifting contours of higher education in China and the United States

Author: Qi Li; Cynthia I Gerstl-Pepin
Publisher: Berlin : Springer, 2014.
Series: New frontiers of educational research.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book will examine how universities in China and the US are responding to markets and increasing global competition. For both countries, a university education is seen as key to economic development. While China and the US have two very different political systems, they represent the two largest economies in the world and share beliefs that higher education plays an integral role to economic development. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Survival of the Fittest
(OCoLC)863037547
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Qi Li; Cynthia I Gerstl-Pepin
ISBN: 9783642398131 3642398138 364239812X 9783642398124
OCLC Number: 864871920
Description: 1 online resource (220 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Part I. Markets, Competition, and Strategic Change in Higher Education --
Creating Creative Creators: China and the United States' Common Quest / Mimi Wolverton --
Fostering Economic Competitiveness in China and the US: Untangling the Web of Competing Regulations and Interests / Jason E. Lane and Taya L. Owens --
China's Move to Mass Higher Education: Analyzing the Policy Execution with a "NATO-Scheme" / Qiang Zha and Jing Lin --
Conflict of Interest and US University Technology Licensing / Joshua B. Powers --
Part II. Strategies Used to Address Core Issues in Higher Education --
Beyond Summative Evaluation: Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning in China's Higher Education / Qi Li --
The Dilemma of Assessment in the US / Craig K. Pepin --
The Evolving Role of the "Ombuds" in American Higher Education / Cathryn L. Claussen --
Grassroots Leadership: Responding to Declining Shared Governance in the Neoliberal World / Adrianna Kezar and Sean Gehrke --
Part III. New Directions and Future Possibilities --
Professional Development for Chinese University Leaders: Collaboration, Not Competition / Constance Ewing Cook --
Transforming from "Economic Power" to "Soft Power": Transnationalization and Internationalization of Higher Education in China / Ka Ho Mok and Kok Chung Ong --
Strategic Planning: Devising the Way of US Higher Education Institutions / Joni Mina --
The False Promise of Market-Based Conceptions of Human Capital: Higher Education as a Public and Private Good / Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin. Part One: Markets, Competition, and Strategic Change in Higher Education --
Part Two: Strategies Used to Address Core Issues in Higher Education --
Part Three: New Directionsand Future Possibilities.
Series Title: New frontiers of educational research.
Responsibility: Qi Li, Cynthis Gerstl-Pepin, editors.

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