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Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education

Series Editor: S. Gopinathan, Wing On Lee

In Asia, schooling, teaching and learning are undergoing major changes as a consequence of wider economic, social, cultural and political movements. The success of some Asian countries in international education benchmarks has redirected attention to the region. This is counterbalanced by other countries that are struggling to educate their citizens in the midst of political instability, ideological and religious tensions, poverty and natural disasters. In spite of such broad differences across countries in Asia, pioneering and innovative research is being conducted that is of increasing interest to researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and governments worldwide.

The Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education book series will examine key theoretical and empirical research on the changing institutional and cultural contexts of Asian education. The series aims to establish a strong platform for the critical discussion of educational practices and pedagogies in Asia, and is open to Asian and international researchers with a focus on the region. Interdisciplinary research is welcomed, including education, social sciences, psychology, organisational studies, economics, history, political science, cultural studies, and language and literacy.

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  1. Multicultural Education in South Korea

    Language, ideology, and culture in Korean language arts education

    By Mi Ok Kang

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education

    This book examines the political, ideological, and socio-cultural politics underlying the 2009 National Multicultural Curriculum Reform and recent multicultural education policies in South Korea. Unlike the conservative groups in Western countries who argue that supporting cultural diversity and...

    Published November 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Equity, Opportunity and Education in Postcolonial Southeast Asia

    Edited by Cynthia Joseph, Julie Matthews

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education

    Equity, Opportunity and Education in Postcolonial Southeast Asia 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,...

    Published March 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Muslim Education in the 21st Century

    Asian perspectives

    Edited by Sa’eda Buang, Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education

    Muslim Education in the 21st Century reinvestigates the current state of affairs in Muslim education in Asia whilst at the same time paying special attention to Muslim schools’ perception of educational changes and the reasons for such changes. It highlights and explores the important question of...

    Published January 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Creating Multicultural Citizens

    A Portrayal of Contemporary Indonesian Education

    By Raihani

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education

    Despite the largest-scale decentralisation of education since 1999, which broadly led to the marketisation of education, it is not clear how school education responds to the multicultural realities of Indonesian society and ethno-religious conflicts. Creating Multicultural Citizens presents a...

    Published November 28th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Internationalization of Higher Education in East Asia

    Trends of student mobility and impact on education governance

    Edited by Ka Ho Mok, Kar Ming Yu

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education

    The rise in demand for higher education in the Asia-Pacific region is an undeniable reflection of the growing pace of globalization and the subsequent pressures imposed by it. Aspiring to become globally competitive and to position favourably in the global university league tables, governments in...

    Published October 9th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Controversial History Education in Asian Contexts

    Edited by Mark Baildon, Kah Seng Loh, Ivy Maria Lim, Gül İnanç, Junaidah Jaffar

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education

    This book examines both history textbook controversies AND teaching historical controversy in Asian contexts. The different perspectives provided by the book’s authors offer numerous insights, examples, and approaches for understanding historical controversy to provide a practical gold mine for...

    Published July 19th 2013 by Routledge

  7. A Critical Ethnography of ‘Westerners’ Teaching English in China

    Shanghaied in Shanghai

    By Phiona Stanley

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education

    Tens of thousands of Western ‘teachers’, many of whom would not be considered teachers elsewhere, are employed to teach English in public and private education in China. Little has previously been known, except anecdotally, about their experiences, about the effect they have on education in the...

    Published October 26th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Primary School English-Language Education in Asia

    From Policy to Practice

    Edited by Bernard Spolsky, Young-in Moon

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education

    In Asia, English is no longer a foreign language but a key resource for education, government, business and the general public. Whereas thirty years ago, British and American experts believed that the best way to improve the quality of English teaching was to cancel any programs below the secondary...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

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