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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This thoroughly researched and well-organized handbook of Asian
education is a most welcome addition to the literature."
—Pacific Affairs Volume 85, Issue 1

"The Handbook of Asian Education is an essential contribution to literature in such fields as international, cross-cultural, and comparative education and is a valuable resource for researchers and educators alike."—International Journal of Multicultural Education

"The Handbook of Asian Education is a very exhaustive publication and it provides extremely valuable information as well as insightful analyses of the Asian education systems." - D. Strajn, International Review of Education, October 2011

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805864441
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/6/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 584
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Yong Zhao is University Distinguished Professor at the College of Education, Michigan State University, where he also serves as the founding director of the Center for Teaching and Technology, and executive director of the Confucius Institute and the US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence. He is a fellow of the International Academy for Education.

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Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements
Part I: Sinic Education
Chapter 1: Cultural Overview of Education in Sinic Civilization GUOFANG LI AND MING FANG HE
Chapter 2: Education Governance and Management in Sinic Societies NICHOLAS SUN-KEUNG PANG
Chapter 3: Curriculum and Assessment JOHN CHI-KIN LEE, NGUYEN LOC, KYUNGHEE SO, RAMANATHAN SUBRAMANISM, PEYREU YEN AND HONGBIAO YIN
Chapter 4: Teachers and Teaching in Sinic Education GUOFANG LI, MING FANG HE, WENLI TSOU, WONG PYO HONG, XIAOLAN CURDT-CHRISTIANSEN, AND PHAM LAN HUONG
Chapter 5: Learners and Learning in Sinic Societies MING FANG HE, JOHN CHI-KIN LEE, JIAYI WANG, LE VAN CANH, PHYLLIS CHEW, KYUNGHEE SO, BETTY CHRISTINE ENG, AND MIN-CHUAN SUNG
Chapter 6: Home and Community in Sinic Education GUOFANG LI, LIANG DU, I-WAH PANG, SHIH-PEI CHANG, HYUNHEE CHO, AND LANA KHONG
Chapter 7: Challenges and Future Directions in Sinic Education JING LEI AND JIANWEI ZHANG
Chapter 8: Education of Immigrants from Sinic Civilization DESIREE BAOLIAN QIN, GUOFANG LI, MEENAL RANA, AND EUN-JIN KIMHAN

Part II: Japanese Education
Chapter 9: Cultural Overview of Education in Japanese Civilization: Adaptive Learning at the Global Periphery KAORI H. OKANO
Chapter 10: Who Runs Japan's Schools?: Education Governance and Management ROBERT ASPINALL
Chapter 11: The Politics of School Curriculum and Assessment in Japan RYUKO KUBOTA
Chapter 12: Teachers and Teaching in Japan: Professional Mecca or Pressure Cooker?CATHERINE LEWIS
Chapter 13: Learners and Learning: Structures, Practices and Purposes PETER CAVE
Chapter 14: The Changing Relationship Between the Home and School in Japan RYOKO TSUNEYOSHI
Chapter 15: A Nation's School Unhinged?: Challenges and Future Directions For Japanese Education JUNE A. GORDON
Chapter 16: Japanese Immigrant and Transient Students in the United States YOSHIKO NOZAKI

Part III: Islamic Education
Chapter 17: Cultural Overview of Islam and Education NAGWA M. MEGAHED
Chapter 18: Education in the United Arab Emirates: A Socio-cultural Analysis ALI S. IBRAHIM
Chapter 19: Education in the Sultanate of Oman: The Conflict and the Harmony of Modernity and Traditions HAMOOD AL-HARTHI
Chapter 20: Malaysian Education System: A Cultural Perspective T. SUBAHAN MOHD, MEERAH, LILIA HALIM , AND NIK RAHIMI NIK YUSOF
Chapter 21: Education of Immigrant Children from Islamic Cultures JING LEI

Part IV: Buddhist Education
Chapter 22: Cultural Overview of the Education Systems in Buddhist Countries DAVID T. GAMAGE
Chapter 23: Developments in Sri Lankan System of Education: 3rd Century BC to the 21st Century DAVID T. GAMAGE AND PRASAD SETUNGA
Chapter 24: Thailand: Development of Education System Since 1220 PACHRAPIMON SOOKSOMCHITRA FOX AND DAVID T. GAMAGE
Chapter 25: Education System in Bhutan since 747 AD to the First Decade of the 21st Century TANDIN WANGMO PHUENTSHOLIAG AND KINGA CHODEN
Chapter 26: Immigrant Children from Asian Buddhist Countries: Issues in Education and Adjustment WEI QIU, NAIYI XIE, AND YONG ZHAO


Part V: Hindu Education
Chapter 27: Cultural Overview of Education in Hindu Civilization SHESHAGIRI K.M
Chapter 28: Colonialism, Modernism, Neo-Liberalism: Problematizing Education in India GAYSU R. ARVIND
Chapter 29: Learners and Learning in India: History, Perspectives and Contexts DISHA NAWANI AND MANISH JAIN
Chapter 30: Indian Americans and the Social-Cultural Context of Education KHYATI Y. JOSHI

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