The books in this series will examine the history of education in the different countries of Asia. Themes in these studies will include, but are not confined to, the role of education in colonialism, the relationship between education and economic development, as well as education’s connections with identity, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, and nation-building. Studies will include works on the history of educational developments within one Asian country and works that are historical studies in comparative education.
Rebuilding the Education Sector in East Timor during UNTAET International Collaboration and Timorese Agency
The History of Education in Japan (1600 – 2000)
By Trina Supit
May 06, 2022
This original volume examines the collaboration between East Timorese and international staff in the rebuilding of the education sector during the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) 1999-2002. Using interviews, contemporary newspaper articles and reports from UN ...
By Kevin Blackburn, ZongLun Wu
May 14, 2019
Decolonizing the History Curriculum in Malaysia and Singapore is a unique study in the history of education because it examines decolonization in terms of how it changed the subject of history in the school curriculum of two colonized countries – Malaysia and Singapore. Blackburn and Wu’s book ...
By Masashi Tsujimoto, Yoko Yamasaki
March 07, 2017
As one of the most rapid and earliest nations to achieve "Western modernisation", much of Japan’s success stems from its fruitful literacy history during the Tokugawa shogunate as well as later influences from Western educational ideals and consequent economic and democratic conflicts in Japan. ...
By Kevin Blackburn
December 08, 2016
Singapore under the ruling People’s Action Party government has been categorized as a developmental state which has utilized education as an instrument of its economic policies and nation-building agenda. However, contrary to accepted assumptions, the use of education by the state to promote ...