International Handbook of Educational Research in the Asia-Pacific Region

Part One

  • John P. Keeves
  • Ryo Watanabe
  • Rupert Maclean
  • Peter D. Renshaw
  • Colin N. Power
  • Robyn Baker
  • S. Gopinathan
  • Ho Wah Kam
  • Yin Cheong Cheng
  • Albert C. Tuijnman

Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Trends and Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rupert Maclean, Ken Vine
      Pages 17-27
    3. Gerald Burke, Robert Lenahan, Hing Tong Ma
      Pages 29-42
    4. Ramon Mohandas, Meng Hong Wei, John P. Keeves
      Pages 107-121
    5. John P. Keeves, Ryo Watanabe, Peter McGuckian
      Pages 123-140
  3. Access and Equity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Education of Special Groups

      1. Rupert Maclean
        Pages 143-154
      2. Rupert Maclean, Ken Vine
        Pages 155-169
      3. Tiedao Zhang
        Pages 171-188
      4. David Mitchell, Ishwar Desai
        Pages 203-215
      5. Kerry J. Kennedy
        Pages 217-230
      6. S. Srinivasan, S. Anandalakshmy
        Pages 231-240
      7. John P. Keeves, Malcolm Slade
        Pages 257-268
    3. Lifelong Learning

      1. Inayatullah
        Pages 293-304
      2. Erlinda Pefianco, David Curtis, John P. Keeves
        Pages 305-320
      3. David N. Wilson
        Pages 321-334
      4. Steve Wilson, Mona Shrestha
        Pages 335-348
  4. Learning and Human Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Peter D. Renshaw, Colin Power
      Pages 351-363
    3. Alison F. Garton
      Pages 365-377
    4. Candida C. Peterson
      Pages 379-393
    5. Lourdes R. Quisumbing, Joy De Leo
      Pages 395-407
    6. David Andrich, Guanzhong Luo
      Pages 409-424
    7. Phillip T. Slee, Lang Ma, Hee-Og Sim, Keith Sullivan, Mitsuru Taki
      Pages 425-439
    8. David N. Watkins
      Pages 441-462
    9. Barry J. Fraser, Swee Chiew Goh
      Pages 463-475
    10. Christa E. Van Kraayenoord, Merrilyn Goos
      Pages 477-494
    11. Chi-Hung Ng, Peter Renshaw
      Pages 495-509
    12. Michael J. Lawson
      Pages 511-524
    13. Kwok-Cheung Cheung
      Pages 525-537
  5. Curriculum and Technical Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 539-539
    2. Curricula of the Schools

      1. Robyn Baker, Andy Begg
        Pages 541-554
      2. Thomas Kwan-Choi Tse
        Pages 555-568
      3. Warwick B. Elley, Ho Wah Kam
        Pages 585-597
      4. Andy Begg
        Pages 599-614
      5. Robyn Baker, Rosemary Hipkins
        Pages 615-627
      6. Kathryn Hill, Tim McNamara
        Pages 629-640
      7. Yoshiyuki Nagata, G. R. Teasdale
        Pages 641-653
    3. Education of the World of Work

About this book


The aim of the Handbook is to present readily accessible, but scholarly sources of information about educational research in the Asia-Pacific region. The scale and scope of the Handbook is such that the articles included in it provide substantive contributions to knowledge and understanding of education in the Asia region. In so doing, the articles present the problems and issues facing education in the region and the findings of research conducted within the region that contribute to the resolution of these problems and issues. Moreover, since new problems and issues are constantly arising, the articles in the Handbook also indicate the likely directions of future developments.
The different articles within the Handbook seek to conceptualize the problems in each specific content area under review, provide an integration of the research conducted within that area, the theoretical basis of the research the practical implications of the research and the contribution of the research towards the resolution of the problems identified. Thus, the articles do not involve the reporting of newly conducted research, but rather require a synthesis of the research undertaken in a particular area, with reference to the research methods employed and the theoretical frameworks on which the research is based. In general, the articles do not advocate a single point of view, but rather, present alternative points of view and comment on the debate and disagreements associated with the conduct and findings of the research.
Furthermore, it should be noted, that the Handbook is not concerned with research methodology, and only considers the methods employed in inquiry in so far as the particular methods of research contribute to the effective investigation of problems and issues that have arisen in the conduct and provision of education at different levels within the region.


Evaluation cooperation education educational research higher education mathematics vocational education

Editors and affiliations

  • John P. Keeves
    • 1
  • Ryo Watanabe
    • 2
  • Rupert Maclean
    • 3
  • Peter D. Renshaw
    • 4
  • Colin N. Power
    • 5
  • Robyn Baker
    • 6
  • S. Gopinathan
    • 7
  • Ho Wah Kam
    • 7
  • Yin Cheong Cheng
    • 8
  • Albert C. Tuijnman
    • 9
  1. 1.Flinders University Institute of International EducationAustralia
  2. 2.National Institute for Educational Policy Research of JapanTokyoJapan
  3. 3.UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for EducationBonnGermany
  4. 4.Griffith UniversitySouthportAustralia
  5. 5.University of QueenslandSt LuciaAustralia
  6. 6.New Zealand Council for Educational ResearchWellingtonNew Zealand
  7. 7.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingapore
  8. 8.Hong Kong Institute of EducationHong Kong
  9. 9.Institute of International EducationStockholm UniversitySweden

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6167-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3368-7
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