Indigenous Culture, Education and Globalization

Critical Perspectives from Asia

  • Jun Xing
  • Pak-sheung Ng

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jun Xing, Pak-sheung Ng
    Pages 1-12
  3. Indigenous Cultural Traditions: Case Studies

  4. Indigenous Edcuation: Teaching and Learning Stratgies

About this book


The book explores the growing tension between indigenous education, the teaching and learning of native knowledge, cultural heritage and traditions and the dynamics of globalization from the Asian perspective. It brings together a distinguished and multidisciplinary group of Asian scholars and practitioners from Nepal, Korea, India, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, mainland China, and the United States. After showcasing six in-depth case studies of local cultural traditions from East, South and Southeast Asia, the book examines a variety of pedagogical strategies in the teaching and learning of indigenous knowledge and culture in the region, reflecting both international trends and the distinctive local and regional characteristics resulting from the tremendous diversity within Asian societies.  


Asian Pedagogy Cultural Connection Globalization Indigenous Education Linguistic Perspective Teaching and Learning Cultural Traditions

Editors and affiliations

  • Jun Xing
    • 1
  • Pak-sheung Ng
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Liberal StudiesCalifornia State UniversityLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.General Education CenterHong Kong Polytechnic UniversityKowloonHong Kong

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-48158-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-48159-2
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