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马来西亚的高等教育和学习区域:转型与转型者(英文)

Morshidi Sirat

  Malaysia is responding to the demands and pressures arising from the fast changing global higher education landscape.In this regard,a process of transformation to knowledge-based economy and society has been initiated.In this transformation the role of higher education is considered vital. Subsequently,it is argued that transformation can be effective if it is to be undertaken at a much smaller spatial entity dubbed thelearning regions .Whilelearning regionsare already evident in matured higher education systems,in countries where the higher education systems are going through a transformational stage,the learning process has only just begun.As is typical of many developing countries,societal transformations in Malaysia are being spearheaded by keytransformerssuch as policy-makers,corporate leaders and academics.Arguably,learning regions are important vehicles for Malaysia to achieve high-income country status by 2020. With the development in higher education in Malaysia since 1970 as a background,and adopting the learning region conceptual framework as an analytical construct,this paper will examine and deliberate upon Malaysia s attempt at societal transformation through systematic development in higher education system and institutions based onlearning regionobjectives.Using examples from the Kuala Lumpur city-region and the Iskandar Malaysia region(to the south bordering Singapore) this paper will provide an assessment of lessons learned to date.……