Government Policies as Responses to Increased Demand for Higher Education: Experiences from the Asian Private and Public Sectors
This chapter discusses higher education access in Asia, particularly focusing on some of the national governments’ key policies to manage increased access to higher education in East and Southeast Asia. It touches on private-public interfaces in its analysis of government decisions dealing with increased demand for higher education. The chapter examines two of the governments’ responses: the privatisation of public higher education and the promotion of private higher education. These two interrelated trends are essential when studying the tensions between increased levels of student participation and limited public budgets available for higher education.