Politics, Policy, Praxis
This book examines the development of education in China over the past three decades, exploring the ways in which the manifold ‘contradictions’ both within and between policy prescriptions, pedagogical theory and classroom implementation have been handled where issues of political socialisation,...
To Be Published June 14th 2015 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 14th 2013 by Routledge
Pragmatism and ideology in the quest for modernization
This book provides an overview of the development of China’s education system in the period since the end of the Cultural Revolution by analyzing the shifts in education policy and practice, and in related financial and administrative structures, highlighting the ways in which these have resulted...
To Be Published December 31st 2014 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 January 26th 2011 by Routledge