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Handbook of Asian Education

A Cultural Perspective

Edited by Yong Zhao, Jing Lei, Guofang Li, Ming Fang He, Kaori Okano, Nagwa Megahed, David Gamage, Hema Ramanathan

Routledge – 2011 – 563 pages

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Description

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.

Reviews

"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

Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Part I: Sinic Education

Chapter 1: Cultural Overview of Education in Sinic Civilization GUOFANG LI AND MING FANG HE

Chapter 2: Education Governance and Management in Sinic Societies NICHOLAS SUN-KEUNG PANG

Chapter 3: Curriculum and Assessment JOHN CHI-KIN LEE, NGUYEN LOC, KYUNGHEE SO, RAMANATHAN SUBRAMANISM, PEYREU YEN AND HONGBIAO YIN

Chapter 4: Teachers and Teaching in Sinic Education GUOFANG LI, MING FANG HE, WENLI TSOU, WONG PYO HONG, XIAOLAN CURDT-CHRISTIANSEN, AND PHAM LAN HUONG

Chapter 5: Learners and Learning in Sinic Societies MING FANG HE, JOHN CHI-KIN LEE, JIAYI WANG, LE VAN CANH, PHYLLIS CHEW, KYUNGHEE SO, BETTY CHRISTINE ENG, AND MIN-CHUAN SUNG

Chapter 6: Home and Community in Sinic Education GUOFANG LI, LIANG DU, I-WAH PANG, SHIH-PEI CHANG, HYUNHEE CHO, AND LANA KHONG

Chapter 7: Challenges and Future Directions in Sinic Education JING LEI AND JIANWEI ZHANG

Chapter 8: Education of Immigrants from Sinic Civilization DESIREE BAOLIAN QIN, GUOFANG LI, MEENAL RANA, AND EUN-JIN KIMHAN

Part II: Japanese Education

Chapter 9: Cultural Overview of Education in Japanese Civilization: Adaptive Learning at the Global Periphery KAORI H. OKANO

Chapter 10: Who Runs Japan's Schools?: Education Governance and Management ROBERT ASPINALL

Chapter 11: The Politics of School Curriculum and Assessment in Japan RYUKO KUBOTA

Chapter 12: Teachers and Teaching in Japan: Professional Mecca or Pressure Cooker?CATHERINE LEWIS

Chapter 13: Learners and Learning: Structures, Practices and Purposes PETER CAVE

Chapter 14: The Changing Relationship Between the Home and School in Japan RYOKO TSUNEYOSHI

Chapter 15: A Nation's School Unhinged?: Challenges and Future Directions For Japanese Education JUNE A. GORDON

Chapter 16: Japanese Immigrant and Transient Students in the United States YOSHIKO NOZAKI

Part III: Islamic Education

Chapter 17: Cultural Overview of Islam and Education NAGWA M. MEGAHED

Chapter 18: Education in the United Arab Emirates: A Socio-cultural Analysis ALI S. IBRAHIM

Chapter 19: Education in the Sultanate of Oman: The Conflict and the Harmony of Modernity and Traditions HAMOOD AL-HARTHI

Chapter 20: Malaysian Education System: A Cultural Perspective T. SUBAHAN MOHD, MEERAH, LILIA HALIM , AND NIK RAHIMI NIK YUSOF

Chapter 21: Education of Immigrant Children from Islamic Cultures JING LEI

Part IV: Buddhist Education

Chapter 22: Cultural Overview of the Education Systems in Buddhist Countries DAVID T. GAMAGE

Chapter 23: Developments in Sri Lankan System of Education: 3rd Century BC to the 21st Century DAVID T. GAMAGE AND PRASAD SETUNGA

Chapter 24: Thailand: Development of Education System Since 1220 PACHRAPIMON SOOKSOMCHITRA FOX AND DAVID T. GAMAGE

Chapter 25: Education System in Bhutan since 747 AD to the First Decade of the 21st Century TANDIN WANGMO PHUENTSHOLIAG AND KINGA CHODEN

Chapter 26: Immigrant Children from Asian Buddhist Countries: Issues in Education and Adjustment WEI QIU, NAIYI XIE, AND YONG ZHAO

Part V: Hindu Education

Chapter 27: Cultural Overview of Education in Hindu Civilization SHESHAGIRI K.M

Chapter 28: Colonialism, Modernism, Neo-Liberalism: Problematizing Education in India GAYSU R. ARVIND

Chapter 29: Learners and Learning in India: History, Perspectives and Contexts DISHA NAWANI AND MANISH JAIN

Chapter 30: Indian Americans and the Social-Cultural Context of Education KHYATI Y. JOSHI

Author Bio

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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Description: Edited by Yong Zhao, Jing Lei, Guofang Li, Ming Fang He, Kaori Okano, Nagwa Megahed, David Gamage, Hema Ramanathan. 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...
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