In the last two decades, higher education enrollments have increased significantly across globally and many higher education systems have been transformed from elite to mass systems. When the supply of university graduates is on consistent increases, graduate unemployment and underemployment has become major social, economic and political issues confronting many countries globally. This paper sets out against the wider political-economy context briefly outlined above to critically examine the role and contributions of liberal arts education in Asia. Making reference to Lingnan University, Hong Kong, one of the Top 10 liberal arts universities in Asia, as example, the paper discusses how liberal arts education contributes to nurturing caring leaders with global vision that would prepare students for uncertain futures with knowledge and skill sets adaptive to rapid socio-economic changes.
4 Jan 2020
一丹教育论坛 = Yidan Education Forum 2020 : Liberal Education: An博雅教育：中国与西方的跨文化对话 = Intercultural Dialogue between China and the West