Access, Equity, and Capacity in Asia-Pacific Higher by Deane Neubauer, Yoshiro Tanaka (eds.)

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Equity & Access in Higher Education in Asia 19 four polytechnics, tuition and fees are moderate with little variation. The cost for international students is also only moderately higher, roughly 10 percent more than for Singaporean students. Student living expenses are also reasonable when compared with national income levels and considering that about half of all HE students live at home, lodging costs are moderate. Dormitories are available for those who do not live at home as are hostels and other moderate lodgings.

Being exceptional. Providing value for money. Conforming to specifications. Getting things right the first time. Meeting customers’ needs. Having zero defects. Providing added value. Exhibiting fitness of purpose. Exhibiting fitness for purpose. Four broad generalizations can be made about the efforts to link capacity and quality. 1. In many instances, measurements of capacity are utilized as markers for quality. The assumption is that capacity can be represented by the presence or absence of given resources, and the more of these resources that exist, the greater the presumption of quality.

The state adopts measures to assist students of minority nationalities and students with financial difficulties to receive higher education . . ” (Article 9) (Li and Min 2006, 13) The education laws obviously show the state’s “affirmative action” attitude to education equity and equality. We can conclude from the laws that 26 John N. Hawkins students who reside in national minority regions are encouraged to attend and complete higher education degrees, and in turn are expected to help meet the huge demand for skilled and specialized human resources in the western regions of the country.

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