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
Social Studies Education in East Asian Contexts
From Citizenship Education to National Education Perceptions of National Identity and National Education of Hong Kong’s Secondary School Teachers
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
Gregory Arief D. Liem, Ser Hong Tan
December 05, 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 ...
Kwok Kuen Tsang
November 08, 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 ...
November 06, 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 ...
Allan Walker, Haiyan Qian
October 24, 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, ...
King Man Eric Chong
June 06, 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, ...
Edmond Hau-fai Law
April 13, 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 ...
December 13, 2016
School Counselling in a Chinese Context discusses research in school counselling in the Chinese context of Hong Kong schools and various educational settings, and provides a contextualized understanding of counselling issues. This book highlights key contextual conditions for counselling in Hong ...
Colin Marsh, John Chi-Kin Lee
November 18, 2016
Education officials, specialist leaders and teachers have all been involved in different ways to bring about school reform in Hong Kong. This book is a very current and relevant analysis of this reform, highlighting the way in which agencies have cooperated in bringing about change over the last ...