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Author Zhao, Yong, 1965-

Title Handbook of Asian education : a culture perspective / editor, Yong Zhao ; co-editors, Jing Lei ... [and others]
Published New York : Routledge, 2011


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  370.95 Zho/Hoa  AVAILABLE
Description xx, 558 pages ; 27 cm
Contents Cultural overview of education in Sinic civilization Guofang / Li And Ming Fang He -- Educational governance and management in Sinic societies / Nicholas Sun-Keung Pang -- Curriculum and assessment / John Chi-Kin Lee ... [et al.] -- Teachers and teaching in Sinic education / Guofang Li ... [et al.] -- Learners and learning in Sinic societies / Ming Fang He ... [et al.] -- Home and community in Sinic education / Guofang Li ... [et al.] -- Challenges and future directions in Sinic education / Jing Lei and Jianwei Zhang -- Education of immigrants from Sinic civilization / Desiree Baolian Qin ... [et al.] -- Cultural overview of education in Japanese civilization: adaptive learning at the global periphery / Kaori H. Okano -- Who runs Japan's schools?: Education governance and management / Robert Aspinall -- The politics of school curriculum and assessment in Japan / Ryuko Kubota -- Teachers and teaching in Japan: professional Mecca or pressure cooker? / Catherine Lewis -- Learners and learning: structures, practices and purposes / Peter Cave -- The changing relationship between the home and school in Japan / Ryoko Tsuneyoshi -- A nation's school unhinged?: Challenges and future directions for Japanese education / June A. Gordon -- Japanese immigrant and transient students in The United States / Yoshiko Nozaki -- Cultural overview of Islam and education / Nagwa M. Megahed -- Education in The United Arab Emirates: a socio-cultural analysis / Ali S. Ibrahim -- Education in the Sultanate of Oman: the conflict and the harmony of modernity and traditions / Hamood Al-Harthi -- Malaysian education system: a cultural perspective / T. Subahan Mohd Meerah ... [et al.] -- Education of immigrant children from Islamic cultures / Jing Lei -- Cultural overview of the education systems in Buddhist countries / David T. Gamage -- Developments in Sri Lankan system of education: third century BC to the twenty first century AD / David T. Gamage and Prasad Setunga -- Thailand: development of education system since 1220 / Pachrapimon Sooksomchitra Fox and David T. Gamage -- Education system in Bhutan since 747 AD to the first decade of the 21st century / Tandin Wangmo Phuentsholiag and Kinga Choden -- Immigrant children from Asian Buddhist countries: issues in education and adjustment / Wei Qiu, Naiyi Xie, and Yong Zhao -- A cultural overview of education in Hindu civilization / Sheshagiri K.M. -- Colonialism, modernism, neo-liberalism: problematizing education in India / Gaysu R. Arvind -- Learners and learning in India: history, perspectives and contexts / Disha Nawani and Manish Jain -- Indian Americans and the social-cultural context of education / Khyati Y. Joshi
Summary Comprehensive and authoritative, this Handbook provides a nuanced description and analysis of educational systems, practices, and policies in Asian countries and explains and interprets these practices from cultural, social, historical, and economic perspectives. --
Each section opens with an overview of the civilization and its history, philosophy, and values that have had an impact on education, includes chapters on both the formal schooling system and out-of-school educational practices, and concludes with a chapter on how immigrants from the civilization have come to live in the West, how they are educated, and how they are adapting to their new homes. --
Uniquely combining description and interpretation of educational practices in Asia, this Handbook is a must-have resource for education researchers and graduate students in international and comparative education, globalization and education, multicultural education, sociocultural foundations of education, and Asian studies, and for educational administrators and education policy makers. --Book Jacket
Using a culture-based framework, the volume is organized in five sections, each devoted to educational practices in one civilization in Asia: Sinic (the common culture of China, the Chinese communities in Southeast Asia, and related cultures of Korea and Vietnam), Japanese, Islamic, Buddhist, and Hindu. Culture and culture identities essentially are civilization identities; the major differences among civilizations are rooted in their different cultures. This framework better captures the essence of the diverse educational systems and practices of Asian countries than other possible approaches such as the forms of government or geographical locations. --
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Education and state -- East Asia -- Cross-cultural studies.
Education -- East Asia -- Cross-cultural studies.
Author Zhao, Yong, 1965-
LC no. 2010024116
ISBN 080586444X (paperback: alk. paper)
0805864458 (hardback : alk. paper)
1410618749 (e-book : alk. paper)
9780805864441 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780805864458 (hardback : alk. paper)
9781410618740 (ebook : alk. paper)
Other Titles Asian education : a cultural perspective