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Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education


About the Series

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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Teacher Education for English as a Lingua Franca Perspectives from Indonesia

Teacher Education for English as a Lingua Franca: Perspectives from Indonesia

1st Edition

Edited By Subhan Zein
November 26, 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 ...

The Asian EFL Classroom Issues, Challenges and Future Expectations

The Asian EFL Classroom: Issues, Challenges and Future Expectations

1st Edition

Edited By Soo-Ok Kweon, Bernard Spolsky
November 06, 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 ...

Lesson Study and Schools as Learning Communities Asian School Reform in Theory and Practice

Lesson Study and Schools as Learning Communities: Asian School Reform in Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Atsushi Tsukui, Masatsugu Murase
September 04, 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 ...

English Language Teacher Preparation in Asia Policy, Research and Practice

English Language Teacher Preparation in Asia: Policy, Research and Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Subhan Zein, Richmond Stroupe
July 31, 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.   ...

English Tertiary Education in Vietnam

English Tertiary Education in Vietnam

1st Edition

Edited By James Albright
June 20, 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 ...

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

Edited By Chin Ee Loh, Suzanne S. Choo, Catherine Beavis
March 26, 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

Edited By Mukhlis Abu Bakar
December 11, 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

By Yasmin Y. Ortiga
December 05, 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

Edited By Deane E. Neubauer, Ka Ho Mok, Jin Jiang
November 28, 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

Edited By Cynthia Joseph
November 22, 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

Edited By Jing Zhao, L. Quentin Dixon
March 17, 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

Edited By Eun Sung Park, Bernard Spolsky
March 07, 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 ...

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