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Multicultural Education in South Korea: Language, ideology, and culture in Korean language arts education

Multicultural Education in South Korea: Language, ideology, and culture in Korean language arts education

1st Edition

Mi Ok Kang
November 21, 2014

This book examines the political, ideological, and socio-cultural politics underlying the 2009 National Multicultural Curriculum Reform and recent multicultural education policies in South Korea. Unlike the conservative groups in Western countries who argue that supporting cultural diversity and...

Equity, Opportunity and Education in Postcolonial Southeast Asia

Equity, Opportunity and Education in Postcolonial Southeast Asia

1st Edition

Cynthia Joseph, Julie Matthews
March 24, 2014

Equity, Opportunity and Education in Postcolonial Southeast Asia addresses the ways in which colonial histories, nationalist impulses and forces of globalization shape equity and access to education in Southeast Asia. Although increasingly identified as a regional grouping (ASEAN), Malaysia,...

Muslim Education in the 21st Century: Asian perspectives

Muslim Education in the 21st Century: Asian perspectives

1st Edition

Sa’eda Buang, Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew
January 23, 2014

Muslim Education in the 21st Century reinvestigates the current state of affairs in Muslim education in Asia whilst at the same time paying special attention to Muslim schools’ perception of educational changes and the reasons for such changes. It highlights and explores the important question of...

Creating Multicultural Citizens: A Portrayal of Contemporary Indonesian Education

Creating Multicultural Citizens: A Portrayal of Contemporary Indonesian Education

1st Edition

Raihani
November 28, 2013

Despite the largest-scale decentralisation of education since 1999, which broadly led to the marketisation of education, it is not clear how school education responds to the multicultural realities of Indonesian society and ethno-religious conflicts. Creating Multicultural Citizens presents a...

Controversial History Education in Asian Contexts

Controversial History Education in Asian Contexts

1st Edition

Mark Baildon, Kah Seng Loh, Ivy Maria Lim, Gül İnanç, Junaidah Jaffar
July 19, 2013

This book examines both history textbook controversies AND teaching historical controversy in Asian contexts. The different perspectives provided by the book’s authors offer numerous insights, examples, and approaches for understanding historical controversy to provide a practical gold mine for...

A Critical Ethnography of 'Westerners' Teaching English in China: Shanghaied in Shanghai

A Critical Ethnography of 'Westerners' Teaching English in China: Shanghaied in Shanghai

1st Edition

Phiona Stanley
October 26, 2012

Tens of thousands of Western ‘teachers’, many of whom would not be considered teachers elsewhere, are employed to teach English in public and private education in China. Little has previously been known, except anecdotally, about their experiences, about the effect they have on education in the...

Primary School English-Language Education in Asia: From Policy to Practice

Primary School English-Language Education in Asia: From Policy to Practice

1st Edition

Bernard Spolsky, Young-in Moon
July 26, 2012

In Asia, English is no longer a foreign language but a key resource for education, government, business and the general public. Whereas thirty years ago, British and American experts believed that the best way to improve the quality of English teaching was to cancel any programs below the secondary...

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