East West Dialogue in Knowledge and Higher Education

Author: Ruth Hayhoe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315480190
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This work is a dialogue on alternative approaches to knowledge and higher education characteristic of the Western University. Western scholars approach these issues from the viewpoint of the challenges facing the university and Eastern contributors explore parallel issues in their societies.

Educational Leadership

Author: Alexander W. Wiseman
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1849506469
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Various definitions of leadership have transformed the way that educators around the world think about teaching, administration, and policy over the years. This title investigates the changing face of educational leadership from comparative and international perspectives.

Behind the Gate

Author: Fabio Lanza
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231152388
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On May 4, 1919, thousands of students protested the Versailles treaty in Beijing. Seventy years later, another generation demonstrated in Tiananmen Square. Climbing the Monument of the People's Heroes, these protestors stood against a relief of their predecessors, merging with their own mythology while consciously deploying their activism. Through an investigation of twentieth-century Chinese student protest, Fabio Lanza considers the marriage of the cultural and the political, the intellectual and the quotidian, that occurred during the May Fourth movement, along with its rearticulation in subsequent protest. He ultimately explores the political category of the "student" and its making in the twentieth century. Lanza returns to the May Fourth period (1917-1923) and the rise of student activism in and around Beijing University. He revisits reform in pedagogical and learning routines, changes in daily campus life, the fluid relationship between the city and its residents, and the actions of allegedly cultural student organizations. Through a careful analysis of everyday life and urban space, Lanza radically reconceptualizes the emergence of political subjectivities (categories such as "worker," "activist," and "student") and how they anchor and inform political action. He accounts for the elements that drew students to Tiananmen and the formation of the student as an enduring political category. His research underscores how, during a time of crisis, the lived realities of university and student became unsettled in Beijing, and how political militancy in China arose only when the boundaries of identification were challenged.

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The Big Bang in Japanese Higher Education

Author: Jeremy Seymour Eades
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ISBN: 9781876843236
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The changes in Japanese higher education were anticipated as far back as the 1990s, when studies began of changes in the UK higher education systems. By 1999 the "Arima Plan," which turned universities into autonomous corporations was announced and the growth of new international universities began.