The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modern Asian Educators

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modern Asian Educators

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This is a unique and major resource on modern educators of Asia and their contribution to Asian educational development through the 19th and 20th centuries, when modernization started in Asia. In one comprehensive volume, this encyclopedia covers a selection of modern educators from East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia, and their contribution to the development of modern education practically and theoretically in their respective ways. The diversity of cultures and religion as well as the multilinguistic and ethnic contexts had made Asian modernization unique and complex, if not chaotic. Educational modernization in Asia reflected this historical context in many ways and resulted in the diverse forms of learning, teaching, institutions and administration. The educators selected for this volume do not only include professional and academic educators but also politicians, bureaucrats and public servants who were committed to the cause of education for children, youth and more

Product details

  • Hardback | 600 pages
  • 174 x 246mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 40 black & white illustrations, 40 black & white tables
  • 1138933619
  • 9781138933613

Review quote

"Education is a human business full of lively stories. This handbook provides us a good collection of such stories of great educators who have made Asian education systems modern but different in colorful cultural contexts. We can continue our long march in modernization of education learning from these stories. Great educators, amazing stories!" -- Wang Yingjie, Professor of International and Comparative Education, Beijing Normal University, also President of the China Comparative Education Societyshow more

About Shinichi Suzuki

Shin'ichi Suzuki is Professor Emeritus of Waseda University, Japan Colin Brock is Senior Research Fellow in Comparative and International Education at the University of Oxford, England Gary McCulloch is Professor and Head of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Institute of Education, University of London, England Gu Mingyuan is Senior Professor and President of the Chinese Society of Education at the International and Comparative Education Research Institute, Beijing Normal University, China Hong Jiyeon is Professor at Kyungmin University, Korea Suresh Gosh is Professor Emeritus at the University of New Delhi, Indiashow more

Table of contents

Preface Suzuki Shin' ichi(Waseda University) Introduction Gary McCulloch (University of London, Institute of Education) and Suzuki Shin'ichi (Waseda University) Part 1: East Asia: China (including Taiwan and Hong Kong), Japan, North and South Korea Gu Mingyuan (Beijing Normal University), Hong Jiyeon (Kyungmin University), Steven Cowan (University of London, Institute of Education), Suzuki Shin'ichi (Waseda University), Yuang Zhenguo (Institute of Educational Science, Beijing) Part 2: South East Asia (Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam) Colin Brock (Oxford University), Lorraine Symaco(University of Malaysia), Molly Lee (Universiti Sains Malysia) Part 3: South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Maldives) Gary McCulloch (University of London, Institute of Education), Palimala Rao (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Suresh Gosh (University of New Delih) Part 4: West and Central Asia(Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrghistan, Tadjikistan, Turkmenistan; Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, UAE, Yemen) Colin Brock (Oxford University), Edem Ablaev (Ukraine Department of Education), Seki Keiko (University of Hitotsubashi), Yaacov Iram (Bar Ilan University) Alphabetical index of namesshow more