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  • Educating in the Artsby Lindy Joubert

    Springer 2008; US$ 239.00

    Written by leaders in a wide range of creative fields and from all corners of the Asian region, this collection of essays presents arts and education programs which reflect traditional and contemporary practices. The volume brings together researchers, practitioners, educators, children and young people with shared interests in the arts and activities... more...

  • Education as a Political Tool in Asiaby Marie Lall; Edward Vickers

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book offers a fresh and comparative approach in questioning what education is being used for and what the effects of the politicisation of education are on Asian societies in the era of globalisation. Education has been used as a political tool throughout the ages and across the whole world to define national identity and underlie the political... more...

  • The History of Modern Japanese Educationby Benjamin Duke

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 39.95

    The History of Modern Japanese Education is the first account in English of the construction of a national school system in Japan, as outlined in the 1872 document, the Gakusei. Divided into three parts tracing decades of change, the book begins by exploring the feudal background for the Gakusei during the Tokugawa era which produced the initial leaders... more...

  • Why Not the Best Schools? The China Reportby Yong Zhao; Ruhui Ni; Wei Qiu

    Australian Council for Educational Research 2009; US$ 29.95

    Why Not the Best Schools?: The China Report is part of a set of six country reports that support Why Not the Best Schools? by Brian Caldwell and Jessica Harris (ACER Press 2008). Why Not the Best Schools? draws on the findings of the International Project to Frame the transformation of Schools conducted in Australia, China, England, Finland, the United... more...

  • Enhancing China's Competitiveness through Lifelong Learningby Carl J Dahlman

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 9.99

    This book discusses the issues and steps involved in building a lifelong learning system in China, including: a coherent policy framework, a sound incentive and institutional framework, a sound regulatory environment, a coordinated governance process, a timely and reliable management information system, a dynamic link with the evolving global system,... more...

  • Meeting the Challenges of Secondary Education in Latin America and East Asiaby Emanuela di Gropello

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 24.99

    In a context of increased primary school enrollment rates, secondary education is appearing as the next big challenge for Latin American and East Asian countries. This report seeks to undertake a detailed diagnostic of secondary education in these two regions, understand some of the main constraints to the expansion and improvement of secondary education,... more...

  • World Yearbook of Education 2010by André E. Mazawi; Ronald G. Sultana

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 175.00

    The World Yearbook of Education 2010: Education and the Arab 'World': Political Projects, Struggles, and Geometries of Power opens up discussions about improving the relationship between the Arab World and the West, beyond the divide of most current approaches. more...

  • Indian Higher Educationby Pawan Agarwal

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 39.95

    India is in the throes of great developments in the field of higher education. This book identifies the needs and gaps in this sector and provides suggestions for improvement based on the lessons learnt from the experiences of other countries. It facilitates a clear and holistic understanding of the sector’s complex nature and breaks several myths... more...

  • Reading Acquisition in Indiaby Purushottam G. Patel

    SAGE India 2004; US$ 52.95

    The sixth in the series on Research in Applied Linguistics, this is a ground-breaking study which presents a phonological analysis of Brahmi and its modern derivatives. It closely examines India’s ancient cultural-linguistic background, particularly the Vedic Culture of oral tradition, and relates this scholarship to current research and theory... more...

  • Reforming Higher Education in Vietnamby Grant Harman

    Springer 2009; US$ 209.00

    Vietnam is a dynamic member of the community of Southeast Asian nations. Consistent with aspirations across the region, it is seeking to develop its higher education system as rapidly as possible. Vietnam's approach stands out, however, as being extremely ambitious. Indeed, it may be at risk of attempting to do too much too quickly. By 2020, for... more...