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Routledge Series on Schools and Schooling in Asia


About the Series

The purpose of this series is to provide a comprehensive coverage of schooling issues in

Asia and a platform for exploring educational futures in the region. It also aims to:

• Locate schools in the broader social, political, economic and cultural contexts that

construct them.

• Investigate the ways schools cater for all groups of students, and in particular

disadvantaged groups, in the quest for equality of opportunity.

• Investigate the distinctive qualities of schools in Asia and the relationship of these

qualities to schooling outcomes.

• Highlight comparative issues in schooling across East-West divides including cultures,

digital technologies, socioeconomic well being and development trajectories of different

countries.

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Free Learning A Student-Directed Pedagogy in Asia and Beyond

Free Learning: A Student-Directed Pedagogy in Asia and Beyond

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Ross Parker, David Coniam, Peter Falvey
November 30, 2021

This edited volume explores, investigates and analyses Free Learning – an innovative approach to student-directed learning which seeks to challenge educational norms from within. The volume is framed by a recognition of the urgent need for transformation of our educational systems.In traditional ...

Social Studies Education in South and South East Asian Contexts

Social Studies Education in South and South East Asian Contexts

1st Edition

Edited By Kerry J Kennedy
July 23, 2021

The education of young people is context bound. This edited volume explores the contexts that characterise South and South East Asia and their influence on social studies education. There is not a single context across this broad geographical expanse, rather different religions, different political...

School Reform and Democracy in East Asia

School Reform and Democracy in East Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Masamichi Ueno
October 02, 2020

This book discusses how East Asia has introduced school and curricular reform to reflect democratic citizenship and globalized skills, knowledge, dispositions, and competencies in the 21st century. It also focuses on the tendencies and reasons students from Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and ...

School Climate Matters Shanghai Schools from a Comparative Perspective

School Climate Matters: Shanghai Schools from a Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

By Ning Bo
August 05, 2020

This book describes the effect of school climate on student academic achievement. The unexpected leading position of Shanghai in its first and second appearance of the PISA survey—topping every league table in this assessment by a clear margin—attracted attention from all over the world. This book ...

Social Studies Education in East Asian Contexts

Social Studies Education in East Asian Contexts

1st Edition

Edited By Kerry J. Kennedy
July 29, 2020

The book explores the state of social studies education within selected East Asian societies and provides some insights into distinctive classroom practices.       In an increasingly volatile and unpredictable world, the education of young people who both understand the contexts in which they are...

Cross-Bordering Dynamics in Education and Lifelong Learning A Perspective from Non-Formal Education

Cross-Bordering Dynamics in Education and Lifelong Learning: A Perspective from Non-Formal Education

1st Edition

Edited By Hideki Maruyama
November 21, 2019

Education as a concept has long been taken for granted. Most people immediately think of schools and colleges, of classes and exams. This volume aims to highlight non-formal education (NFE) in its various forms across different historical and cultural contexts. Contributors draw upon their ...

From Citizenship Education to National Education Perceptions of National Identity and National Education of Hong Kong’s Secondary School Teachers

From Citizenship Education to National Education: Perceptions of National Identity and National Education of Hong Kong’s Secondary School Teachers

1st Edition

By King Man Eric Chong
June 08, 2017

This book makes a timely contribution to understanding perceptions on national identity and National Education, with both of them have become controversial topics in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China. In a so-called globalization era, national identity and National Education, ...

Asian Education Miracles In Search of Sociocultural and Psychological Explanations

Asian Education Miracles: In Search of Sociocultural and Psychological Explanations

1st Edition

Edited By Gregory Arief D. Liem, Ser Hong Tan
December 03, 2018

With a focus on Asian contexts, this book brings together knowledge on how values and practices, embedded and practised in the classroom, school, family, and the society at large, can influence students’ motivation, engagement and psychological well-being. The book synthesizes research on students ...

Teachers' Work and Emotions A Sociological Analysis

Teachers' Work and Emotions: A Sociological Analysis

1st Edition

By Kwok Kuen Tsang
October 25, 2018

Being a teacher is often thought of as an emotionally fulfilling job, with many positive experiences in watching students grow and mature. However, as Tsang’s research shows, there are plenty of negative emotional experiences in this line of work as well. Given the recent attention towards mental ...

Teacher Empowerment and Cultural Context The Case of Brunei Darussalam

Teacher Empowerment and Cultural Context: The Case of Brunei Darussalam

1st Edition

By Shanthi Thomas
November 08, 2017

Teacher empowerment is a psychological and socio-structural motivational process that enhances teacher performance and self-expression. The current conceptualisations of Teacher Empowerment, available in extant literature, have been constructed in an Anglo-Saxon, western cultural context. There ...

Deciphering Chinese School Leadership Conceptualisation, Context and Complexities

Deciphering Chinese School Leadership: Conceptualisation, Context and Complexities

1st Edition

By Allan Walker, Haiyan Qian
October 26, 2017

With existing educational leadership models and theories being predominantly western influenced, this book aims to provide more insight into school leadership in China. It pioneers building research- and practice-informed knowledge and unravels the complexities that characterize the scholarship, ...

Developing Distributed Curriculum Leadership in Hong Kong Schools

Developing Distributed Curriculum Leadership in Hong Kong Schools

1st Edition

By Edmond Hau-fai Law
April 14, 2017

The book aims to explore distributed leadership in developing curriculum innovations in schools with a target of bringing about theoretical underpinnings in the West with the empirical studies and practices in the East. It examines theoretically the roots of the curriculum leadership studies and ...

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