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
• 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
School Reform and Democracy in East Asia
Social Studies Education in East Asian Contexts
Cross-Bordering Dynamics in Education and Lifelong Learning A Perspective from Non-Formal Education
From Citizenship Education to National Education Perceptions of National Identity and National Education of Hong Kong’s Secondary School Teachers
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...