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  • 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 , strives to do justice to the complex processes and dynamics behind the world of Arab education. Western interest in all things ?Arab? has greatly increased over the course of the decade, but this interest runs the risk... more...

  • Preschool in Three Cultures Revisitedby Joseph Tobin; Yeh Hsueh; Mayumi Karasawa

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    Published twenty years ago, the original Preschool in Three Cultures was a landmark in the study of education: a profoundly enlightening exploration of the different ways preschoolers are taught in China, Japan, and the United States. Here, lead author Joseph Tobin?along with new collaborators Yeh Hsueh and Mayumi Karasawa?revisits his original... 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...

  • 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...

  • Reforming Higher Education in Vietnamby Grant Harman; Martin Hayden; Thanh Nghi Pham

    Springer Netherlands 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...

  • Globalization, Changing Demographics, and Educational Challenges in East Asiaby Emily Hannum; Hyunjoon Park; Yuko Goto Butler

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 144.95

    Globalization and regional integration have brought significant economic and demographic changes in East Asia. This title covers the educational stratification issues in East Asian nations, and their evolution in conjunction with the student populations. It investigates the national responses to critical regional trends more...