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Handbook of Asian Education: A Cultural Perspective
     

Handbook of Asian Education: A Cultural Perspective

by Yong Zhao
 

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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,

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.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136721281
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/30/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
584
File size:
24 MB
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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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