Civic Education in the Asia-Pacific Region

Civic Education in the Asia-Pacific Region : Case Studies Across Six Societies

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This book examines the approach to civic education in six societies located on the Pacific Rim: Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, and the US. In these scrupulously designed studies, the contributors investigate the recent re-emergence of civic education in this region. Developments such as globalization, nationalism, and sovereignty have profound effects on how schools make "good citizens." These essays reveal how definitions of citizenship are contested and revised under such influences, and interrogate differences in civic education from nation to nation. As societies attempt to strike a balance between obedience and critical thinking, schools become the primary site of these transformations. Analyzing both educational policy and its implementation, these contributors offer a groundbreaking, comparative study that grounds civic education historically and more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 152 x 229mm | 399g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138991333
  • 9781138991330

Table of contents

1. Civic Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: An Introduction - John Cogan, Paul Morris, and Murray Print 2. Civic Education in Australia: Four New South Wales Cases - Murray Print 3. Civic Education in Hong Kong: A Tale of Two Schools - Paul Morris and Esther Morris 4. Civic Education in Transition: The Case of Japan - Kazuko Otsu 5. Civic Education at the Crossroads: Case Study of Taiwan - Meihui Liu 6. Developing the Good Person: Civic Education in Three Thai Schools - Somwung Pitiyanuwat and Siridej Sujiva 7.Civic Education in the American Midwest: A Case Study of Three Schools - John J. Cogan and Patricia Velde Pederson 8. A Comparative Overview: Civic Education Across the Six Societies - Paul Morris and Meihui Liushow more