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Policies and Politics in Malaysian Education: Education Reforms, Nationalism and Neoliberalism

Policies and Politics in Malaysian Education: Education Reforms, Nationalism and Neoliberalism

1st Edition

Cynthia Joseph
November 21, 2017

This book draws on elements of critical social theory, research on globalization, neo liberalism and education, and Malaysian Studies to understand the interplay of globalization, nationalism, cultural politics and ethnicized neoliberalism in shaping the educational reforms in Malaysia. Using the...

English-Medium Instruction in Chinese Universities: Perspectives, discourse and evaluation

English-Medium Instruction in Chinese Universities: Perspectives, discourse and evaluation

1st Edition

Jing Zhao, L. Quentin Dixon
March 16, 2017

This edited book is about the rationale, practice and classroom implementation of English-medium instruction courses in Chinese universities. It specifically focuses on classroom discourse analysis across different disciplines and settings. The main themes of this book are: describing the state...

English Education at the Tertiary Level in Asia: From Policy to Practice

English Education at the Tertiary Level in Asia: From Policy to Practice

1st Edition

Eun Sung Park, Bernard Spolsky
March 06, 2017

This is the third volume of a trilogy on English Language education in Asia within the Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education. Put together by editors and contributors selected by Asia TEFL, this book provides a timely and critical review of the current trends in tertiary level English...

Internationalization of Higher Education in East Asia: Trends of student mobility and impact on education governance

Internationalization of Higher Education in East Asia: Trends of student mobility and impact on education governance

1st Edition

Ka-Ho Mok, Kar Ming Yu
December 14, 2016

The rise in demand for higher education in the Asia-Pacific region is an undeniable reflection of the growing pace of globalization and the subsequent pressures imposed by it. Aspiring to become globally competitive and to position favourably in the global university league tables, governments in...

Making Sense of Education in Post-Handover Hong Kong: Achievements and challenges

Making Sense of Education in Post-Handover Hong Kong: Achievements and challenges

1st Edition

Thomas Kwan-Choi Tse, Michael H. Lee
November 07, 2016

Since 1997 when Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, a string of education reforms have been introduced to improve the quality of education and maintain Hong Kong’s economic competitiveness in the age of globalization. This book provides a...

Policy Discourses in Malaysian Education: A nation in the making

Policy Discourses in Malaysian Education: A nation in the making

1st Edition

Suseela Malakolunthu, Nagappan C. Rengasamy
November 02, 2016

Since independence in 1957, Malaysia has become a globally-recognised industrial trading partner. With a 60% Muslim population, it also enjoys the reputation of being a moderate and peaceful nation. However, with just a short time left to realising its Vision 2020 of developed nationhood, the...

Languages in the Malaysian Education System: Monolingual strands in multilingual settings

Languages in the Malaysian Education System: Monolingual strands in multilingual settings

1st Edition

Asmah Haji Omar
November 27, 2015

This book provides an overview of language education in Malaysia, covering topics such as the evolution of the education system from pre-independence days to the present time, to the typology of schools, and the public philosophy behind every policy made in the teaching of languages. The book...

Knowledge, Control and Critical Thinking in Singapore: State ideology and the politics of pedagogic recontextualization

Knowledge, Control and Critical Thinking in Singapore: State ideology and the politics of pedagogic recontextualization

1st Edition

Leonel Lim
September 21, 2015

This book examines how critical thinking is regulated in Singapore through the process of what the influential sociologist of education Basil Bernstein termed "pedagogic recontextualization". The ability of critical thinking to speak to alternative possibilities and individual autonomy as well as...

Nonformal Education and Civil Society in Japan

Nonformal Education and Civil Society in Japan

1st Edition

Kaori H. Okano
September 15, 2015

Nonformal Education and Civil Society in Japan critically examines an aspect of education that has received little attention to date: intentional teaching and learning activities that occur outside formal schooling. In the last two decades nonformal education has rapidly increased in extent and...

Mapping the Terrain of Education Reform: Global trends and local responses in the Philippines

Mapping the Terrain of Education Reform: Global trends and local responses in the Philippines

1st Edition

Vicente Chua Reyes, Jr.
July 01, 2015

This book envisions the formulation of critical perspectives on education reform using the Philippine experience, recognizing the need to address relevant issues and challenges particularly in an increasingly globalized twenty-first century setting. A specific education reform project, the...

A Critical Study of Thailand's Higher Education Reforms: The culture of borrowing

A Critical Study of Thailand's Higher Education Reforms: The culture of borrowing

1st Edition

Rattana Lao
May 20, 2015

This book offers a critical examination of contemporary higher education reforms in Thailand situated in the broader historical, socio-economic and political changes. Through a qualitative case study with three methods of inquiry, this book explores why different 'global education policies' such...

Secondary School English Education in Asia: From policy to practice

Secondary School English Education in Asia: From policy to practice

1st Edition

Bernard Spolsky, Kiwan Sung
April 09, 2015

Continuing on from the previously published Primary School English-Language Education in Asia: From Policy to Practice (Moon & Spolsky, 2012), this book compiles the proceedings which took place at the 2011 annual conference of AsiaTEFL which took place in Seoul, Korea. It surveys the current...

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