Social Change and Educational Problems in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong

  • W O Lee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-6
  3. SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. W O Lee
      Pages 9-35
    3. W O Lee
      Pages 56-68
  4. Education in Technological Societies

  5. EDUCATION IN RAPIDLY CHANGING SOCIETIES

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. W O Lee
      Pages 133-140
    3. W O Lee
      Pages 141-163
  6. Education in Credential Societies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
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      Pages 205-213
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      Pages 234-241
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 242-303

About this book

Introduction

The spectacular economic and technological achievements of certain Far Eastern countries have attracted world wide attention. The markets of the West are dominated by the products of countries with no traditions of industrialisation and few natural resources. The reaction to this phenomenon has been a mixture of amazement, admiration, envy and, curiosity to know how it was done. This book addresses these questions through a study of the modernisation of three of the most successful Asian societies - Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Keywords

attention development education social change technology traditions

Authors and affiliations

  • W O Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Hong KongJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230379060
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-51504-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37906-0
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