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Guan, Shanshan; Ploner, Josef – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
In the wider context of national growth and investment in higher education in China, more mature students seek to gain access to university education. Considering the far-reaching socioeconomic and political shifts in contemporary China and its higher education sector in particular, this study explores the experience of mature university students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Cultural Capital, Cultural Influences
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Sin, I Lin; Leung, Maggi W. H.; Waters, Johanna L. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This paper reveals the complex diversity that underpins ostensibly similar transnational education programmes (TNE), through a comparison of UK TNE in Malaysia and Hong Kong. It draws on data from two different yet cognate studies on the role of UK universities in delivering higher education in Asia. Some fine-grained and informative differences…
Descriptors: International Education, Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged, Comparative Education
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Sanders, Justin S. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This cross-case analysis explores national level internationalisation of higher education (IoHE) policies in Singapore and Japan. Through comparison of the state level internationalisation strategies, this paper aims to highlight how each country's unique policy environment impacts their approach to IoHE. The analysis suggests that despite the…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Richards, Cameron – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
The metaphor of an 'education hub' was initially promoted as also a policy concept for reversing cross-border student flows to the West in both Malaysia and Singapore. The Singapore version of 'Asian education hub policy' represents a distinct economic policy model of higher education which has since also influenced the very Western contexts it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Higher Education, Privatization
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Brewis, Elisa – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between fair access policies and discourses of development through a policy analysis of higher education reform in post-authoritarian Indonesia (1998-present). The method was document analysis of five laws/regulations, using the criteria of accessibility, availability, and horizontality to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Policy Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Wu, Hantian – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This study investigates China's international student recruitment strategy and policies as a dimension of its present approach of using higher education internationalisation for soft power and image enhancement. An exploratory survey of international graduate students in English instruction programmes in education-related majors in three Chinese…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Recruitment, Educational Policy, Higher Education
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Poloma, Asabe W.; Szelényi, Katalin – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This historical multi-case study uses the concepts of coloniality of knowledge, critical hybridity, and indigeneity in examining higher education development in Africa through the efforts of Nnamdi Azikiwe of Nigeria and Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, two educational reformers and former international students in the USA. We develop a framework for…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Policy, Case Studies, Indigenous Populations
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Yu, Patricia – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This comparative study modifies Cabrera and La Nasa's model to examine social and class stratification in students' college-choice outcomes in the USA and Taiwan, and compares the mechanisms that perpetuate this stratification between the two systems. Students' college-choice outcomes are defined by both institutional selectivity and control, in…
Descriptors: Social Stratification, Social Class, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Chen, Peiying; Hsieh, Hsiao-chin – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This paper considers the current status of academic performance and administrative leadership of women academics in Taiwan in the context of neo-liberalism. Emergent forces of higher education restructuring, including gender equity legislation have influenced Taiwanese universities to transition from authoritative state bureaucracies to more…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Tenure, Faculty Promotion, Neoliberalism