Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects

Book Series
There are 48 volumes in this series
Published 2002 - 2019

About this series

The purpose of this Series is to meet the needs of those interested in an in-depth analysis of current developments in education and schooling in the vast and diverse Asia-Pacific Region. The Series will be invaluable for educational researchers, policy makers and practitioners, who want to better understand the major issues, concerns and prospects regarding educational developments in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Series complements the Handbook of Educational Research in the Asia-Pacific Region, with the elaboration of specific topics, themes and case studies in greater breadth and depth than is possible in the Handbook.

Topics to be covered in the Series include: secondary education reform; reorientation of primary education to achieve education for all; re-engineering education for change; the arts in education; evaluation and assessment; the moral curriculum and values education; technical and vocational education for the world of work; teachers and teaching in society; organisation and management of education; education in rural and remote areas; and, education of the disadvantaged. 

Although specifically focusing on major educational innovations for development in the Asia-Pacific region, the Series is directed at an international audience.

The Series Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects, and the Handbook of Educational Research in the Asia-Pacific Region, are both publications of the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association.

Those interested in obtaining more information about the Monograph Series, or who wish to explore the possibility of contributing a manuscript, should (in the first instance) contact the publishers.

Please contact Lawrence Liu (e-mail: for submitting book proposals for this series.

Series Editors:

Rupert Maclean, RMIT University, Australia
Lorraine Pe Symaco, Zhejiang University, China

Editorial Board:

Bob Adamson, The Education University of Hong Kong, China
Robyn Baker, New Zealand Council for Educational Research, New Zealand
Michael Crossley, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Shanti Jagannathan, Asian Development Bank, Philippines
Yuto Kitamura, University of Tokyo, Japan
Colin Power, University of Queensland, Australia
Konai Helu Thaman, University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Advisory Board:

Mark Bray, UNESCO Chair, Comparative Education Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong, China
Yin Cheong Cheng, The Education University of Hong Kong, China
John Fien, Swinburne University, Australia
Pham Lan Huong, International Educational Research Centre, Vietnam
Chong-Jae Lee, Korean Educational Development Institute (KEDI), Seoul, Republic of Korea
Naing Yee Mar, GIZ, Myanmar
Geoff Masters, Australian Council for Educational Research, Australia
Margarita Pavlova, The Education University of Hong Kong, China
Max Walsh, Secondary Education Project, Philippines
Uchita de Zoysa, Global Sustainability Solutions (GLOSS), Sri Lanka