The Strong State and Curriculum Reform: Assessing the politics and possibilities of educational change in Asia

The Strong State and Curriculum Reform: Assessing the politics and possibilities of educational change in Asia

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ISBN-13: 9781317579229
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/20/2016
Series: Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 198
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Leonel Lim is Assistant Professor at the Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Singapore, where he teaches courses in curriculum theory and the sociology of curriculum.

Michael W. Apple is John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the Institute of Education, Imperial College London.

Table of Contents


2.List of Contributors

3.Chapter 1: Introducing the Strong State and Curriculum Reform in Asia (Leonel Lim and Michael W. Apple)

Section One: Ideology and the Strong State: The Tensions and Limits of State Curricular Control

4. Chapter 2: Global City, Illiberal Ideology: Curriculum Control and the Politics of Pedagogy in Singapore (Leonel Lim)

5. Chapter 3: Strong State Politics of the National History Curriculum and Struggles for Knowledge, Ideology, and Power in South Korea (Mi Ok Kang)

6. Chapter 4: Unintended Hegemonic Effects: Institutional Incorporation of Chinese Schools in Postwar Hong Kong (Ting-Hong Wong)

Section Two: Praxis and Change: Teachers, Social Movements and Pedagogic Agents

7. Chapter 5: National Education in Hong Kong: Curriculum as a site of struggle between “One Country” and “Two Systems” (Sara G. Lam)

8. Chapter 6: Social Movements and Educational Change in China: The Case of Migrant Children Schools (Min Yu)

9. Chapter 7: The Struggles of Teachers Unions in South Korea and the Politics of Educational Change (Hee-Ryong Kang)

Section Three: Globalizing Hegemony: Resisting and Recontextualizing International Reforms

10. Chapter 8: Teach For/Future China and the Politics of Alternative Teacher Certification Programs in China (Christopher B. Crowley)

11. Chapter 9: The Politics of Neoliberal Loanwords in South Korean Cross-National Policy Borrowing (Youl-Kwan Sung)

12. Chapter 10: Provincializing and Globalizing Critical Studies of School Knowledge: Insights from the Japanese History Textbook Controversy over “Comfort Women” (Keita Takayama)

13. Chapter 11: Afterword (Michael W. Apple & Leonel Lim)

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