ERIC Number: ED337063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Student Loans in Higher Education: 2. Asia. Report of an IIEP Educational Forum. IIEP Dissemination Programme, Educational Forum Series, No. 2.
This report summarizes an educational forum organized by the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) and held in Genting, Malaysia on November 6-8, 1990, to discuss the experience of student loans in Australia, the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. In addition, the forum explored arguments for and against loans as a means of providing financial support for students, and examined the reasons that some countries in the region have adopted loans as a way of financing higher education, while others have rejected the idea. Following an introductory chapter, the report discusses: (1) the existing patterns of finance for higher education and systems of student support; (2) the reasons for interest in student loans; (3) the administration of loan programs; and (4) the feasibility of student loans and their role in educational finance. Appendices include summaries of student support systems from each of the countries involved in the study. Contains 17 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Paying for College, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Trend Analysis
International Institute for Educational Planning, 7-9 rue Eugene-Delacroix, 75116 Paris, France.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Identifiers: Australia; China; Hong Kong; India; Indonesia; Japan; Malaysia; Philippines; Singapore; Thailand