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Public policy and USM : an approach to fit a renewed sense of public purpose

Campbell, James 2010, Public policy and USM : an approach to fit a renewed sense of public purpose, in ICOPS 2010 : International Conference on Public Policies and Social Sciences e-Proceedings, ICOPS 2010, [Kedah, Malaysia], pp. 1-10.

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Title Public policy and USM : an approach to fit a renewed sense of public purpose
Author(s) Campbell, James
Conference name International Conference on Public Policies and Social Sciences (1st : 2010 : Kedah, Malaysia)
Conference location Kedah, Malaysia
Conference dates 26 - 27 May 2010
Title of proceedings ICOPS 2010 : International Conference on Public Policies and Social Sciences e-Proceedings
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2010
Conference series International Conference on Public Policies and Social Sciences
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Publisher ICOPS 2010
Place of publication [Kedah, Malaysia]
Keyword(s) Values
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Philosophy
Higher Education
Sustainability
APEX
Summary Malaysian Higher educational reform is an important and central aspect of the broader Malaysian public policy focus on excellence, development and national growth. This proposed paper intends to discuss analyze and critique the APEX program for Malaysian Universities. In particular the paper will investigate and discuss the way Universiti Sains Malaysia has interpreted and developed its strategic goals in light of its award of APEX status. Specifically I intend to discuss the strengths and limitations of the Universiti Sains Malaysia agenda, and contextualize it within a broader discussion about the directions of Malaysian Higher Education, in conditions of globalization, network society, and the knowledge economy. The challenges faced by the reform agenda at USM are significant and it is important that any understanding of the USM agenda be informed by deep reflection on the underlying philosophical aims and justifications for its direction. In this way my paper will attempt to show how the USM project is both an important part of Malaysian national development and a critical response to contemporary globalization, while at the same time an innovative and challenging intervention into public policy debate in Higher Education. The values and objectives of USM in regards to its strategic reorientation have implications far beyond the Higher Education sector and these implications will also be discussed.
ISBN 9789834449926
Language eng
Field of Research 160510 Public Policy
130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2010, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30030431

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