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Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education


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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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Literature Education in the Asia-Pacific Policies, Practices and Perspectives in Global Times

Literature Education in the Asia-Pacific: Policies, Practices and Perspectives in Global Times

1st Edition

Chin Ee Loh, Suzanne S. Choo, Catherine Beavis
March 27, 2018

The continual rise of English as a global lingua franca has meant that English literature, both as a discipline and as a tool in ESL and EFL classrooms, is being used in varied ways outside the inner circle of English. This edited collection provides an overview of English literature education in ...

Rethinking Madrasah Education in a Globalised World

Rethinking Madrasah Education in a Globalised World

1st Edition

Mukhlis Abu Bakar
December 07, 2017

Why is there a need to rethink madrasah education? What is the positioning of Muslims in contemporary society, and how are they prepared? What is the role of the ulama in the reform process? This book explores these questions from the perspective of madrasah education and analyses curricular and ...

Emigration, Employability and Higher Education in the Philippines

Emigration, Employability and Higher Education in the Philippines

1st Edition

Yasmin Y. Ortiga
December 01, 2017

This book investigates the dilemma of educating students for future work in the context of the Philippines, one of the top sources of migrant labor in the world. Here, colleges and universities are expected to not only educate students for jobs within the country, but for potential employers beyond...

The Sustainability of Higher Education in an Era of Post-Massification

The Sustainability of Higher Education in an Era of Post-Massification

1st Edition

Deane E. Neubauer, Ka Ho Mok, Jin Jiang
November 27, 2017

This volume examines the sustainability of higher education massification throughout the Asia Pacific region. The massification of higher education has swept across the region over the past three decades in complex and astounding ways in some cases. The book inquires after the many faces that ...

Policies and Politics in Malaysian Education Education Reforms, Nationalism and Neoliberalism

Policies and Politics in Malaysian Education: Education Reforms, Nationalism and Neoliberalism

1st Edition

Cynthia Joseph
November 21, 2017

This book draws on elements of critical social theory, research on globalization, neo liberalism and education, and Malaysian Studies to understand the interplay of globalization, nationalism, cultural politics and ethnicized neoliberalism in shaping the educational reforms in Malaysia. Using the ...

English-Medium Instruction in Chinese Universities Perspectives, discourse and evaluation

English-Medium Instruction in Chinese Universities: Perspectives, discourse and evaluation

1st Edition

Jing Zhao, L. Quentin Dixon
March 16, 2017

This edited book is about the rationale, practice and classroom implementation of English-medium instruction courses in Chinese universities. It specifically focuses on classroom discourse analysis across different disciplines and settings. The main themes of this book are: describing the state ...

English Education at the Tertiary Level in Asia From Policy to Practice

English Education at the Tertiary Level in Asia: From Policy to Practice

1st Edition

Eun Sung Park, Bernard Spolsky
March 06, 2017

This is the third volume of a trilogy on English Language education in Asia within the Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education. Put together by editors and contributors selected by Asia TEFL, this book provides a timely and critical review of the current trends in tertiary level English ...

Internationalization of Higher Education in East Asia Trends of student mobility and impact on education governance

Internationalization of Higher Education in East Asia: Trends of student mobility and impact on education governance

1st Edition

Ka-Ho Mok, Kar Ming Yu
December 14, 2016

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 ...

Making Sense of Education in Post-Handover Hong Kong Achievements and challenges

Making Sense of Education in Post-Handover Hong Kong: Achievements and challenges

1st Edition

Thomas Kwan-Choi Tse, Michael H. Lee
November 07, 2016

Since 1997 when Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, a string of education reforms have been introduced to improve the quality of education and maintain Hong Kong’s economic competitiveness in the age of globalization. This book provides a ...

Policy Discourses in Malaysian Education A nation in the making

Policy Discourses in Malaysian Education: A nation in the making

1st Edition

Suseela Malakolunthu, Nagappan C. Rengasamy
November 02, 2016

Since independence in 1957, Malaysia has become a globally-recognised industrial trading partner. With a 60% Muslim population, it also enjoys the reputation of being a moderate and peaceful nation. However, with just a short time left to realising its Vision 2020 of developed nationhood, the ...

Languages in the Malaysian Education System Monolingual strands in multilingual settings

Languages in the Malaysian Education System: Monolingual strands in multilingual settings

1st Edition

Asmah Haji Omar
November 27, 2015

This book provides an overview of language education in Malaysia, covering topics such as the evolution of the education system from pre-independence days to the present time, to the typology of schools, and the public philosophy behind every policy made in the teaching of languages. The book ...

Knowledge, Control and Critical Thinking in Singapore State ideology and the politics of pedagogic recontextualization

Knowledge, Control and Critical Thinking in Singapore: State ideology and the politics of pedagogic recontextualization

1st Edition

Leonel Lim
September 21, 2015

This book examines how critical thinking is regulated in Singapore through the process of what the influential sociologist of education Basil Bernstein termed "pedagogic recontextualization". The ability of critical thinking to speak to alternative possibilities and individual autonomy as well as ...

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