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1-5 of 5 results in Routledge Studies in Education and Society in Asia
In many non-Western contexts, modernization has tended to be equated with Westernization, and hence with an abandonment of authentic indigenous identities and values. This is evident in the recent history of many Asian societies, where efforts to modernize – spurred on by the spectre of foreign...
Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge
Identity Politics, Schooling and Popular Culture
In the decades since her defeat in the Second World War, Japan has continued to loom large in the national imagination of many of her East Asian neighbours. While for many, Japan still conjures up images of rampant military brutality, at different times and in different communities, alternative...
Published December 20th 2013 by Routledge
International comparisons of student achievement in mathematics, science, and reading have consistently shown that Japanese and Korean students outperform their peers in other parts of world. Understandably, this has attracted many policymakers and researchers seeking to emulate this success, but...
Published May 15th 2013 by Routledge
Opportunity and Division
Since the late 1970s, Sri Lanka has undergone a socio-economic transformation, from protectionism towards economic liberalisation and increasing integration into the world economy. Through a systematic comparison of these periods of economic change (1956–1977, and 1977 to the present), Angela W....
Published April 30th 2013 by Routledge
Identity Politics and Transnational Aspirations
This book analyses the efforts throughout East Asia to deploy education for purposes of political socialization, and in particular in order to shape notions of identity. The chapters also examine the trend of ‘common textbook initiatives’, which have recently emerged in East Asia with the aim of...
Published April 15th 2013 by Routledge
The Sino-Japanese War and Youth Literature: Friends and Foes on the Battlefield
To Be Published October 15th 2015
History and Citizenship Education in Post-Mao China: Politics, Policy, Praxis
To Be Published December 15th 2015