Equity, Opportunity and Education in Postcolonial Southeast Asia
Edited by Cynthia Joseph, Julie Matthews
To Be Published February 1st 2014 by Routledge – 224 pages
This book addresses the ways in which colonial histories, nationalist impulses and forces of globalization shape equity and access to education in Southeast Asia. Although increasingly identified as a regional grouping (ASEAN), Malaysia, Indonesia, Burma, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines are known for their vastly different state structures, political regimes, political economies and ethnocultural and religious demography. The authors in this volume investigate educational access and equity for citizens, ethnic and religious minorities, and indigenous people within these countries. They frame education within broader national and local challenges to achieve security, democracy, and social justice. The book is oriented to an international audience as it examines the dimensions of (post)colonialism, nationalism, and globalisation as played out within different educational contexts. This book also addresses an important gap in academic literature in the area of Asian education systems. No currently existing texts focus on this nexus of issues in Southeast Asia.
1. Equity, Opportunity and Education in Postcolonial Southeast Asia Cynthia Joseph & Julie Matthews 2. Tamil Schools, Squatters and Historicity in Malaysia: Access and Equity to Education Yaso Nadarajah 3. Cosmetics in the Classroom: Avon, Amway, and the Creation of Teen Capitalists in a Northern Thai Secondary School Ida Fadzillah 4. (Non)representations of Ethnic Diversity in ‘Mynamar Readers’ Brooke A. Treadwell 5. Education in Colonial and Postcolonial Cambodia: Technology of Dominance, Technology of Liberation Khatharya Um 6. Unraveling the Palimpsest: Cultural Discomfort in Three Southeast Asian Literary Texts in English Lily Rose Tope 7. Regional, National and International Language Teaching in Schools: Policy, Ideology and Identity Politics in Modern Indonesia Yacinta Kurniasih 8. Leaving the Colonial Past and Living in the New Globalising Times: The Singapore Education Journey Catherine Chua Siew Kheng and William Choy 9. The Medium of Instruction in Hong Kong Secondary Schools: Policy, Practice and Dilemmas in Global Linguistic Markets Angel Lin 10. Being Malaysian University Students: Negotiating Postcolonial Discourses of Identity Cynthia Joseph 11. Transformational Pedagogy at a Rural Thai University Edward Rush 12. Understanding Southeast Asian Education through Postcolonial Theory Julie Matthews and Cynthia Joseph
Cynthia Joseph is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia.
Julie Mariko Matthews is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Business and also the Associate Director of the Sustainability Research Centre at The University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia.