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Citizenship Education in Asia and the Pacific : Concepts and Issues - W. O. Lee

Citizenship Education in Asia and the Pacific

Concepts and Issues

By: W. O. Lee (Editor), David L. Grossman (Editor), Kerry Kennedy (Editor), Gregory P. Fairbrother (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st March 2004
ISBN: 9781402079344
Number Of Pages: 314
For Ages: 22+ years old

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It is a great pleasure to present this book, edited by a distinguished team at the Hong Kong Institute of Education and with excellent contributors from nine countries in the region and beyond. The book is a truly comparative work which significantly advances conceptual understanding. The comparisons undertaken are at many levels and with different units for analysis. One chapter undertakes comparison in two cities (Hong Kong and Guangzhou), three chapters make comparisons between two eountries (South Korea and Singapore; Solomon Islands and Vanuatu; South Korea and China); and five chapters undertake eomparisons across the whole region. Other on individual countries or, in one case, on a single schoo!. In addition, ehapters foeus several chapters examine the attitudes and roles played by individuals and groups within societies. The book is thus an admirable example of the vitality of the field of comparative education in selecting different units for analysis and in examination of issues from diverse angles. Within the book, moreover, readers will find a fascinating array of settings and environments. On the one hand, for example, is Japan with its relatively homogenous eulture, a population of 126 million, and a strong national identity based on language and history. On the other hand is Solomon Islands, which has a population of just 400,000 scattered over 1,000 islands, approximately 90 indigenous languages, and major social problems arising from culture cashes, econornic forces, political dyna­ mies and legacies of colonialism.

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Series editor's foreword
Introductionp. 1
Searching for citizenship values in an uncertain global environmentp. 9
Emerging concepts of citizenship in the Asian contextp. 25
Muslim views of citizenship in Indonesia during democratisationp. 37
Citizenship education in Hong Kong : development and challengesp. 59
A solid foundation : citizenship education in Japanp. 81
A society in transition : the paradigm shift of civic education in Taiwanp. 97
New bearings for citizenship education in Singaporep. 119
Perceptions of citizenship qualities among Asian educational leadersp. 137
Patriotic education in a Chinese middle schoolp. 157
Promoting social tolerance and cohesion in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatup. 175
The making of a 'good citizen' in Malaysia : does history education play a role?p. 195
Teachers' perceptions of future citizens in Hong Kong and Guangzhoup. 215
Multidimensional citizenship, confucian humanism and the imagined community : South Korea and Chinap. 239
Values education in the global information age in South Korea and Singaporep. 257
Concepts and issues of Asian citizenship : spirituality, harmony and individualityp. 277
Asian perspectives on citizenship education in review : postcolonial constructions or precolonial values?p. 289
Contributorsp. 303
Indexp. 307
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ISBN: 9781402079344
ISBN-10: 1402079346
Series: CERC Studies in Comparative Education
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 314
Published: 31st March 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.42