Higher Education Access in the Asia Pacific

Privilege or Human Right?

  • Christopher S. Collins
  • Prompilai Buasuwan

About this book


This edited volume offers empirical, evaluative, and philosophical perspectives on the question of higher education as a human right in the Asia Pacific. Throughout the region, higher education has grown rapidly in a variety of ways. Price, accessibility, mobility, and government funding are all key areas of interest, which likely shape the degree to which higher education may be viewed as a human right. Although enrollments continue to grow in many higher education systems, protests related to fees and other equity issues continue to grow. This volume will include scholarly perspectives from around the region for a more extensive understanding of higher education as a human right in the Asia Pacific.


human rights philosophy of education Comenius public investment and cultural values Western dominance cultural development Asian studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher S. Collins
    • 1
  • Prompilai Buasuwan
    • 2
  1. 1.Azusa Pacific UniversityAzusaUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationKasetsart UniversityBangkokThailand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-58669-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-58670-0
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