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Citizenship Education in Asia and the Pacific

Concepts and Issues

  • Editors
  • W. O. Lee
  • David L. Grossman
  • Kerry J. Kennedy
  • Gregory P. Fairbrother

Part of the CERC Studies in Comparative Education book series (CERC, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. David L. Grossman
      Pages 1-5
  3. Conceptual Debates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Mary Fearnley-Sander, Isnarmi Muis, Nurhizrah Gistituati
      Pages 37-56
  4. Historical and Policy Perspectives

  5. Issues and Perceptions

  6. Comparative Perspectives

About this book


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 c\ashes, econornic forces, political dyna­ mies and legacies of colonialism.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Citizenship Education in Asia and the Pacific
  • Book Subtitle Concepts and Issues
  • Editors W.O. Lee
    David L. Grossman
    Kerry J. Kennedy
    Gregory P. Fairbrother
  • Series Title CERC Studies in Comparative Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-7934-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-015-7115-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-7935-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 314
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics International and Comparative Education
    Sociology of Education
    Teaching and Teacher Education
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