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Service-Learning in Asia: Curricular Models and Practices
     

Service-Learning in Asia: Curricular Models and Practices

by Jun Xing, Carol Hok Ka Ma
 

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Service-learning is a form of experiential education that combines academic study with community service. Learning occurs as students work with others through applying their academic knowledge to community needs and at the same time, reflecting on their experience and the realworld relevance of their skills. This book describes the development of service-learning in

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Service-learning is a form of experiential education that combines academic study with community service. Learning occurs as students work with others through applying their academic knowledge to community needs and at the same time, reflecting on their experience and the realworld relevance of their skills. This book describes the development of service-learning in Asia around three themes: servicelearning and indigenous traditions; service-learning and social justice education; and service-learning and multicultural education.

Jun Xing is a professor and chair of ethnic studies at Oregon State University. Carol Hok Ka Ma is assistant director of the Office of Service-Learning and an adjunct assistant professor in sociology and social policy at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

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"International Education and the Chinese Learner is a valuable contribution to the relatively new field of cultural and cross-cultural pedagogy. Built upon current research in the field, the volume provides readers with insights into the cultural influences on the learning experiences that Chinese learners bring with them, as they pursue their studies across the globe. It also shows that the notion of a single kind of Chinese learner has been put to the test as the contributors more fully explore cultures of learning, institutional contexts, and ethnic and national diversity." — Rui Yang, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong

Rui Yang
International Education and the Chinese Learner is a valuable contribution to the relatively new field of cultural and cross-cultural pedagogy. Built upon current research in the field, the volume provides readers with insights into the cultural influences on the learning experiences that Chinese learners bring with them, as they pursue their studies across the globe. It also shows that the notion of a single kind of Chinese learner has been put to the test as the contributors more fully explore cultures of learning, institutional contexts, and ethnic and national diversity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789888028474
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
Publication date:
08/10/2010
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jun Xing is a professor and chair of ethnic studies at Oregon State University. His previous publications include Baptized in the Fire of Revolution (1996), Asian America through the Lens (1998), Reversing the Lens (2003), Teaching for Change (2006), and Seeing Color (2007).

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