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Handbook of Asian Education

A Cultural Perspective

Edited by: Yong Zhao , Jing Lei , Guofang Li , Ming Fang He , Kaori Okano , Nagwa Megahed , David Gamage , Hema Ramanathan

Print publication date:  December  2010
Online publication date:  November  2010

Print ISBN: 9780805864458
eBook ISBN: 9780203816318
Adobe ISBN: 9781136721298


Book description

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.

Using a culture-based framework, the volume is organized in five sections, each devoted to educational practices in one civilization in Asia: Sinic, 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 offers a novel approach to capturing the essence of the diverse educational systems and practices in Asia.

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.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  A Cultural Overview of Education in Sinic Civilization Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Educational Governance and Management in Sinic Societies Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Curriculum and Assessment Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Teachers and Teaching in Sinic Education Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Learners and Learning in Sinic Societies Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Home and Community in Sinic Education Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Challenges and Future Directions in Sinic Education Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Education of Immigrants from Sinic Civilization Download PDF
Chapter  9:  A Cultural Overview of Education in Japanese Civilization Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Who Runs Japan’s Schools? Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Politics of School Curriculum and Assessment in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Teachers and Teaching in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Learners and Learning in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Changing Relationship Between the Home and School in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  15:  A Nation’s School Unhinged Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Japanese Immigrant and Transient Students in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  17:  A Cultural Overview of Islam and Education Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Education in the United Arab Emirates Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Education in the Sultanate of Oman Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Malaysian Education System Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Education of Immigrant Children from Islamic Cultures Download PDF
Chapter  22:  A Cultural Overview of the Education Systems in Buddhist Countries Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Developments in the Sri Lankan System of Education Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Thailand Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Education System in Bhutan from 747 AD to the First Decade of the Twenty-First Century Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Immigrant Children from Asian Buddhist Countries Download PDF
Chapter  27:  A Cultural Overview of Education in Hindu Civilization Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Colonialism, Modernism, and Neo-Liberalism Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Learners and Learning in India Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Indian Americans and the Social-Cultural Context of Education Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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