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ERIC Number: EJ885581
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-0068
Changing State-University Relations: The Experiences of Japan and Lessons for Malaysia
Sirat, Morshidi; Kaur, Sarjit
Comparative Education, v46 n2 p189-205 May 2010
This article investigates the changing state-university relations in Japan and Malaysia. Its main objective is to identify and examine possible lessons for Malaysia, based on the Japanese experience. Notably, since the late 1970s, Malaysia has been looking towards Japan as a model for socio-economic development (the "look-east" Policy) and this article was written with the same underlying thrust. Of particular interest in this article is the Japanese experience with the Incorporation of National Universities in 2004. Malaysia has corporatised all state-controlled universities since 1998 but has stopped short of implementing the kind of institutional autonomy, which resulted in precarious state-university relations in Japan. Based on the situation in Japan with regard to incorporation of national universities, what steps should Malaysia take in order to develop a higher education system and higher education institutions that are comparable to that of matured higher education systems? (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan; Malaysia