China’s Education, Curriculum Knowledge and Cultural Inscriptions: Dancing with The Wind

1st Edition

Weili Zhao

Published June 20, 2018
Reference - 190 Pages - 6 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415787543 - CAT# Y319106
Series: Routledge Cultural Studies in Knowledge, Curriculum, and Education

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With a focus on the role of discourse and language in education, this book examines China’s educational reform from an original perspective that avoids mapping on Westernized educational sensibilities to a Chinese environment. Zhao untangles the tradition-modernity division expressed in China’s educational language about the body and teacher-student difference. Exploring the historical and cultural implications of the ways China’s schooling is talked about and acted upon, Zhao argues that Chinese notion "wind" (feng) is a defining aspect of Chinese teaching and learning. Incorporating Western and Chinese literature, this book explores the language of education, curriculum, and knowledge on a cross-cultural landscape and as cultural inscriptions.

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