Students in mass higher education: What has changed and what has stayed the same in the massification of Japanese higher education

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Abstract

This chapter examines students’ academic preparation, their activities including academic, extra-curricular, and social and personal activities, and their satisfaction with their university life and education. The author will compare these three dimensions across top-tier (elite university), and low tier universities (mass universityIII) according to well known university rankings. According to the descriptive data, students’ academic preparation and student satisfaction with their university life among top-tier universities are much higher than those of low-tier universities. In addition, students in these top-tier universities are more engaged in academic, extra-curricular activities and social and personal activities than those in low-tier universities. The author discusses how these rankings are interrelated with these three dimensions which are students’ academic preparation, their satisfaction with their university, and their activities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMass Higher Education Development in East Asia
Subtitle of host publicationStrategy, Quality, and Challenges
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages163-176
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319126739
ISBN (Print)9783319126722
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Academic preparation
  • Japan
  • Low tier universities
  • Mass higher education
  • Student
  • Student satisfaction
  • Top-tier universities
  • University rankings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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