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  • Higher Education in Koreaby Namgi Park; John Weidman

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    This definitive collection takes an in-depth look at the higher education system in Korea. The editors and contributors present a fundamentally Korean view of the important issues for the Korean higher education system. In systematic, well written essays, they construct theoretical perspectives to analyze the development of the higher education system... more...

  • The Power of Positionby Timothy B. Weston

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 85.00

    Throughout the twentieth century, Beijing University (or Beida) has been at the center of China's greatest political and cultural upheavals—from the May Fourth Movement of 1919 to the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s to the tragic events in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Why this should be—how Beida's historical importance has come to transcend that of... more...

  • Education and Training for Development in East Asiaby David Ashton; Francis Green; Donna James; Johnny Sung

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    The East Asian miracle, or its supposed demise, is always news. The Four Tiger economies of Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea have experienced some of the fastest rates of economic growth ever achieved. This book provides the first detailed analysis of the development of education and training systems in Asia, and the relationship with... more...

  • Values Education and Lifelong Learningby David N. Aspin; Judith D. Chapman

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 207.91

    The aim of this book is to provide an easily accessible, practical yet scholarly source of information about the international concern for the nature, theory and practices of the ideas of values education and lifelong learning. Each chapter in this book is written in an accessible style by an international expert in the field. Authors tackle the task... more...

  • Educating in the Artsby Lindy Joubert

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 207.91

    When I was first asked to edit this book, the researcher in me delighted at the opportunity to provide case studies from different cultural traditions with a team of like-minded fellow artists, educators and researchers. But as the book took shape I also discovered a true passion for its fundamental messages. Educating in the Arts – the Asian Experience... 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$ 42.95

    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...