Civic Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Case Studies Across Six Societies / Edition 1

Civic Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Case Studies Across Six Societies / Edition 1

by John L. Cogan
     
 

This book examines the approach to civic education in six societies located on the Pacific Rim: Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, and the US. In these scrupulously designed studies, the contributors investigate the recent re-emergence of civic education in this region. Developments such as globalization, nationalism, and sovereignty have profound

See more details below

Overview

This book examines the approach to civic education in six societies located on the Pacific Rim: Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, and the US. In these scrupulously designed studies, the contributors investigate the recent re-emergence of civic education in this region. Developments such as globalization, nationalism, and sovereignty have profound effects on how schools make "good citizens." These essays reveal how definitions of citizenship are contested and revised under such influences, and interrogate differences in civic education from nation to nation. As societies attempt to strike a balance between obedience and critical thinking, schools become the primary site of these transformations. Analyzing both educational policy and its implementation, these contributors offer a groundbreaking, comparative study that grounds civic education historically and politically.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415932134
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Series:
Reference Books in International Education Series
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Civic Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: An Introduction1
Ch. 2Civic Education in Australia: Four New South Wales Cases23
Ch. 3Civic Education in Hong Kong: A Tale of Two Schools46
Ch. 4Recent Developments in Civic Education: The Case of Japan70
Ch. 5Civic Education at the Crossroads: Case Study of Taiwan93
Ch. 6Developing the Good Person: Civic Education in Three Thai Schools118
Ch. 7Civic Education in the American Midwest: A Case Study of Three Schools142
Ch. 8A Comparative Overview: Civic Education across the Six Societies167
Index191

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >