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Title Asia Pacific education : diversity, challenges and changes / edited by Philip Wing Keung Chan.

Published Clayton, Vic. : Monash University Publishing, ©2012.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xxi, 282 pages) : illustrations.
Series Knowledge Unlatched
KU Select 2016: Backlist Collection
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Introduction -- Changing Perspectives in Asia Pacific Education Research -- PART ONE: SUBJECT TEACHING -- Introduction: The Challenges of Subject Teaching -- 2 The Influence of Professional Learning on Secondary Science Teachers' Ways of Improving their Subject Teaching in Bangladesh -- 3 Learner Autonomy and Learning English in CALL Environments in Thailand -- 4 Senior Secondary Mathematics Students in Singapore: Attitudes towards and Engagement with the Graphics Calculator -- PART TWO: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION -- Introduction -- Cultural-Historical Perspectives -- 5 Hong Kong-Australian Parents' Development of Values, Expectations and Practices for their Children's Education: A Dialectical Process -- 6 Current Curriculum and Pedagogy Reform in Vietnamese Early Childhood Education: A Socio-Historical Interpretation -- 7 Parent-Child Interaction as a Source of Preschooler's Bilingual Heritage Language Development in Role Play -- PART THREE: LANGUAGE AND LITERACY -- Introduction -- The Complex World of Literacy Practices -- 8 ESL Parents' Perspectives on the Use of Multiliteracies in an Australian Primary School -- 9 Critical Literacy and ICT: Experiences of ESL Students in Australia -- 10 School Science Textbooks: A Challenge for Promoting Scientific Literacy in Bangladesh -- 11 Business Writing in English: Rhetorical Comparison between Professional and Student Writers in Vietnam -- PART FOUR: EDUCATION SYSTEMS AND POLICIES -- Introduction -- Asia Pacific Perspective Confronting Western Research Narratives -- 12 The New Governance in Chinese Public Education Reform: A Case of a Railway Enterprise-Run School -- 13 A Historical-Political Approach to Constructing Contemporary Vietnamese Identity -- PART FIVE: EQUITY, IDENTITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE -- Introduction -- Provocative Acts of Research -- 14 Educational Equity Issues in the Discursive Context of China -- 15 Mean Girls, Queen Bees and the Absence of Others -- 16 Students' Educational Experiences in a Weekend Chinese School in Victoria, Australia.
Summary Education in Asia Pacific countries is being transformed by globalisation and the market economy. Most economies within the region have flourished due to increased regional capital flow, trade and other forms of economic and political interaction. The Asia Pacific also has rich and unique traditions, which create cultural diversity as well as common challenges, including obstacles of language and geographical separation. Additionally, there is a growing reaction to the predominance of Western social theories that is fuelling recognition of and movement towards theories that reference the wide range of contextual and cultural perspectives available in the East. Contributors offer Eastern-oriented perspectives on teacher education, parent participation, government withdrawal, textbook content, uses of modern technology, the challenges of migrating families and tertiary students who travel from overseas for study. Their commentaries highlight issues of equity, identity and social justice.
Language notes In English.
NOTES This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Notes Knowledge Unlatched.
Other author Chan, Philip Wing Keung.
Knowledge Unlatched issuing body.
Subject Education -- Asia.
Education -- Pacific Area.
Teaching -- Asia.
Teaching -- Pacific Area.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781921867415
9781921867408 (pbk.)
192186740X (pbk.)