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ERIC Number: EJ1030056
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0952-8733
The Ranking Phenomenon and the Experience of Academics in Taiwan
Lo, William Yat Wai
Higher Education Policy, v27 n2 p259-277 Jun 2014
The primary aim of the paper is to examine how global university rankings have influenced the higher education sector in Taiwan from the perspective of academics. A qualitative case study method was used to examine how university ranking influenced the Taiwanese higher education at institutional and individual levels, respectively, thereby providing insights into the challenges that a group of academics faced. As for institutional level, the paper discusses how universities used rankings as a tool of quality assurance, and the extent to which rankings intensified competition between universities in Taiwan. In regard to individual level, the paper focuses on how faculty members had to abandon their teaching duties under the climate of competitiveness and achievements brought by rankings. It concludes by arguing that the effects of global ranking have caused inequality in Taiwan's higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan