Teaching in Primary Schools in China and India: Contexts of learning

Teaching in Primary Schools in China and India: Contexts of learning

by Nirmala Rao, Emma Pearson, Kai-ming Cheng, Margaret Taplin
     
 

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This book compares primary education in urban and rural China and India. It focuses on how the sociocultural context including educational policy, educators and parents’ beliefs, and the conditions under which teaching and learning occur shape classroom pedagogy and determine children’s attainment.


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This book compares primary education in urban and rural China and India. It focuses on how the sociocultural context including educational policy, educators and parents’ beliefs, and the conditions under which teaching and learning occur shape classroom pedagogy and determine children’s attainment.


This in-depth, authentic, comparative analysis of the two largest educational systems in the world is a must-read for scholars interested in the teaching and learning in these two rapidly developing Asian cultures. A common set of questions has been addressed in diverse contexts. The empirical work on which this book is based is most impressive – videotaping of mathematics and language lessons, interviews with parents and educators questionnaires with parents, teachers and children and tests of children’s mathematics attainment – and this done in 3 locations in China, 3 in India and 12 schools in total.

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'The research methodology adopted is impressive and multi-dimensional...I recommend this book highly. It helps our understanding of the contexts of learning in China and India with regard to primary schooling and provides insights and explanations which I have not readily found in other research publications.' - Professor Rupert Maclean, Chair Professor of International Education,UNESCO Chair in TVET and Lifelong Learning, The Hong Kong Institute of Education

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135073480
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/11/2013
Series:
Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
3 MB

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Meet the Author

Nirmala Rao is a Professor, Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong.

Emma Pearson is a Senior Lecturer at Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

Kai-ming Cheng is a Professor and Chair of Education, the University of Hong Kong.

Margaret Taplin is an Independent Educational Consultant based in Australia and Hong Kong.

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