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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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Muslim Education in the 21st Century Asian perspectives

Muslim Education in the 21st Century: Asian perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Sa’eda Buang, Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew
February 14, 2014

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 ...

Creating Multicultural Citizens A Portrayal of Contemporary Indonesian Education

Creating Multicultural Citizens: A Portrayal of Contemporary Indonesian Education

1st Edition

By Raihani
December 04, 2013

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 ...

Controversial History Education in Asian Contexts

Controversial History Education in Asian Contexts

1st Edition

Edited By Mark Baildon, Kah Seng Loh, Ivy Maria Lim, Gül İnanç, Junaidah Jaffar
July 18, 2013

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 ...

Primary School English-Language Education in Asia From Policy to Practice

Primary School English-Language Education in Asia: From Policy to Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Bernard Spolsky, Young-in Moon
July 26, 2012

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...

A Critical Ethnography of 'Westerners' Teaching English in China Shanghaied in Shanghai

A Critical Ethnography of 'Westerners' Teaching English in China: Shanghaied in Shanghai

1st Edition

By Phiona Stanley
October 24, 2012

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 ...

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