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  • Engineers in Japan and Britainby Kevin McCormick

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Engineers are a key occupational group in the transformation of the modern world. Contrasts between Japans economic miracle and Britains relative economic decline have often been linked to differences in education, training and employment of engineers. Yet, such views have often rested on little more than colourful anecdotes and selective statistics.... more...

  • Confucianism, Colonialism, and the Cold Warby Grace Ai-Ling Chou

    BRILL 2011; US$ 144.00

    By tracing the history of Hong Kong?s New Asia College from its 1949 establishment through its 1963 incorporation into The Chinese University of Hong Kong, this study examines the interaction of colonial, communist, and cultural forces on the Chinese periphery. more...

  • Foreign Exchangeby Judith Liu

    Lehigh University Press 2011; US$ 79.99

    Foreign Exchange is the story of two women and their experiences at an American Episcopalian missionary school in Wuhan St. Hilda's School for Girls from 1929-1937. Yeh Yuanshuang was a student from a privileged Chinese family; Dorothea Kingsley Wakeman was a short-term teacher from a privileged American family. Both would be transformed by their experiences... more...

  • Behind the Gateby Fabio Lanza

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    On Sunday, May 4, 1919, thousands of students protested the Versailles treaty in Beijing. Seventy years later, another generation demonstrated in Tiananmen Square; climbing the Monument of the People's Heroes, these protestors stood against a relief of their predecessors, and merged with their own mythology while consciously deploying their activism.... more...

  • The Search for New Governance of Higher Education in Asiaby Ka-Ho Mok

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This volume sets out in the wider context of globalization to critically examine how selected countries / societies in Asia have responded to the growing pressures of globalization for improving university performance in the global market place. more...

  • International Comparisons of China's Technical and Vocational Education and Training Systemby Zhenyi Guo; Stephen Lamb

    Springer 2010; US$ 209.00

    China is experiencing an unprecedented phenomenon: breakneck industrialization on a scale and at a pace not seen before. It is trying to achieve in just a few decades what Western nations took more than a century to do. The arrival in the country's cities of tens of millions of rural dwellers, at most semi-skilled, has put huge strain on the country's... 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...

  • 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...

  • Governance of Technical Education in Indiaby Jannette Cheong; Andreas Blom

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 9.99

    Higher education, and in particular technical education, is critical to India’s aspirations of becoming a major competitive player in the global knowledge economy. The technical education system is huge and complex, and reforms are imperative. Countrywide policies continue to identify Good Governance as key to the success of reforms and investments... more...

  • Social Science Learning in Schoolsby Poonam Batra

    SAGE India 2010; US$ 29.95

    Social Science Learning in Schools: Perspective and Challenges locates the teaching and learning of social science within the larger perspective and aims of education. It emphasizes the need to take the teaching of social science beyond the confines of contemporary ideological debates, into the realm of pedagogical theory. It presents critical perspectives... more...