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Title The value of the humanities in higher education : perspectives from Hong Kong / Evelyn Tsz Yan Chan, Flora Ka Yu Mak, Thomas Siu Ho Yau, Yutong Hu, Michael O'Sullivan, Eddie Tay
Published Singapore : Springer, 2020


Description 1 online resource
Series SpringerBriefs in education
SpringerBriefs in education.
Contents Part I: Results: graduate interviews -- 1. Individual benefits -- 2. Characteristics of career development narratives -- 3. Characteristics of humanities pedagogy -- 4. Characteristics of humanities education narratives -- 5. The essential contributions of humanities education to Hong Kong society -- Further discussion -- Part II: graduate employment survey data -- Part III: Conversations with senior humanities scholars -- Conclusion
Summary This book presents an extensive analysis of the multifaceted benefits that higher education in the humanities offers individuals and society, as explored in the context of Hong Kong. Using both quantitative graduate employment survey data and qualitative data from interviews with past humanities graduates and with leading humanities scholars, the study provides an objective picture of the "value" of humanities degrees in relation to the economic needs and growth of Hong Kong, together with an in-depth exploration of their value and use in the eyes of humanities graduates and practitioners. Therefore, although it is hardly the only book on the value and status quo of the humanities worldwide, it nonetheless stands out in this crowded field as one of the very few extended studies that draws on empirical data. The book will appeal to both an academic and a wider audience, including members of the general public, non-academic educators, and government administrators interested in the status quo of humanities education, whether in Hong Kong or elsewhere. The report also includes a wealth of text taken directly from interviews with humanities graduates, who share their compelling life stories and views on the value of their humanities education
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Humanities -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- China -- Hong Kong
Higher & further education, tertiary education.
Education -- Research.
Education -- Philosophy & Social Aspects.
Education -- Higher.
Humanities -- Study and teaching (Higher)
China -- Hong Kong
Form Electronic book
Author Chan, Evelyn Tsz Yan, 1982-
Mak, Flora Ka Yu
Yau, Thomas Siu Ho
O'Sullivan, Michael
Tay, Eddie
ISBN 9789811571879