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.
Internationalization of Teacher Education and the Nation State Rethinking Nationalization in Singapore
Students' Experiences of Teaching and Learning Reforms in Vietnamese Higher Education
Building Teacher Capacity in English Language Teaching in Vietnam Research, Policy and Practice
The Governance and Management of Universities in Asia Global Influences and Local Responses
Lesson Study and Schools as Learning Communities Asian School Reform in Theory and Practice
English Tertiary Education in Vietnam
Kaori H. Okano
December 10, 2020
This book is an up-to-date critical examination of schooling in Japan by an expert in this field. It focuses on developments in the last two decades with a particular interest in social justice. Japan has experienced slow economic growth, changed employment practices, population decline, an aging ...
Rita Z. Nazeer-Ikeda
October 30, 2020
The relationship between teacher education and internationalization is often regarded as one that has just begun, sparked by globalization and its knowledge economy. This book questions such an assumption by arguing that although contemporary demands on teacher education have intensified the need ...
Tran Le Huu Nghia, Ly Thi Tran
October 30, 2020
Located within the global changing contexts of higher education in the 21st century, this book examines the reform of the teaching and learning practices in Vietnamese universities under the Higher Education Reform Agenda and the influence of internationalisation on the higher education sector. ...
Hikyoung Lee, Bernard Spolsky
September 30, 2020
English is the most widely taught and learned language in the world and is used for communication among speakers from different language backgrounds. How it can be effectively taught and learned, what English means to, and how it can be "owned" by, non-native speakers of English in Asia and ...
July 21, 2020
Despite meritocratic claims of equal opportunity, official statistics released by the Ministry of Education, Singapore, reveal that a large segment of the Malay population has sustained the lowest academic achievement from 1987 to 2011. This statistical representation raises the possibility of a ...
Van Canh Le, Hoa Thi Mai Nguyen, Thi Thuy Minh Nguyen, Roger Barnard
August 08, 2019
This timely volume opens a window on issues related to English language education in Vietnam. The authors consider that teacher quality is the key factor to be considered if the national English language curriculum outcomes are to be achievable. Aiming to shed light on key issues recently observed ...
Chang Da Wan, Molly N.N. Lee, Hoe Yeong Loke
April 02, 2019
This volume seeks to identify and explore the dynamics of global forces on the development of higher education in Asia, in particular, how neoliberalism has affected reforms on university governance and management in the region. It includes a set of country-specific studies on how various countries...
November 16, 2018
This edited collection responds to a gap in the literature by presenting a much-needed examination of both the theoretical and practical aspects of teacher education for English as a lingua franca in Indonesia. Through a series of extended research-based and conceptual chapters written by experts ...
Soo-Ok Kweon, Bernard Spolsky
November 15, 2018
This book offers an insight into the 21st century teaching and learning of English in Asia. Despite English being widely recognized as a lingua franca in this era of globalization, the general EFL proficiency of graduates from high schools and even universities in most Asian countries are still ...
Atsushi Tsukui, Masatsugu Murase
September 13, 2018
School as Learning Community (SLC), or Lesson Study for Learning Community (LSLC) represents an approach to lesson study that emerged in Japan in the 1990s and which has been studied intensively by educators and researchers worldwide to establish democratic learning communities for teachers and ...
Subhan Zein, Richmond Stroupe
August 14, 2018
Bringing together a comprehensive range of extended research-based chapters, English Language Teacher Preparation in Asia provides comprehensive insight into policy, research, and practical aspects of teacher preparation for English teachers at pre-service level across multiple contexts in Asia. ...
July 03, 2018
As part of a long series of Vietnam’s policy objectives, English education has been identified as key to improving the quality of its rapidly expanding tertiary institutions and is crucial to the larger aim of modernising and internationalising its economy. Bringing together a wide range of ...