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ERIC Number: ED523410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 348
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-8739-2756-4
Education in South-East Asia. Oxford Studies in Comparative Education
Brock, Colin, Ed.; Symaco, Lorraine Pe, Ed.
Symposium Books
This book on education in South-East Asia is the very first of its kind to comprehensively cover and discuss the education systems and issues in all the countries in the region--the ten member nations of the Association of South-East Asian nations (ASEAN) plus Timor Leste. The eleven chapters on country case studies are written by education country experts and give the readers an overview of each country's education system, while also highlighting issues currently significant to each system. There are also thematic chapters on selected issues reckoned to be significant in the region such as: gender, education and development; higher education; language policy; quality assurance; and sustainable development. This book is a significant contribution to academic literature in this field in that the South-East Asian region is, in general, one of the leading zones of the developing world, containing within it advancing economies, such as Brunei and Malaysia, and a key global hub, Singapore. Even the poorer countries are showing signs of significant advance. The region also contains the most populous Islamic country in the world, Indonesia, and examples of the educational legacies of a variety of forms of European and American colonialism. The book is therefore a source of reference to better understand education in a region where diverse religious, political and cultural aspects are found and interrelate in a form of serious co-operation. Contents of this book include: (1) Introduction (Colin Brock & Lorraine Pe Symaco); (2) The Education System of Brunei Darussalam (Omar Haji Khalid); (3) The Education System in Cambodia: Making Progress under Difficult Circumstances (Martin Hayden & Richard Martin); (4) Education Reforms in Indonesia (Assad L. Baunto); (5) Education in the Lao People's Democratic Republic: Confluence of History and Vision (Richard Noonan); (6) Education in Malaysia: Development and Transformations (Siow Heng Loke & Chang Lee Hoon); (7) Education in Myanmar: Opportunity for Limited Engagement (Richard Martin); (8) Philippines: Education for Development? (Lorraine Pe Symaco); (9) Singapore: Schools for the Future? (Jason Tan); (10) Timor-Leste: Building a Post-Conflict Education (Bob Boughton); (11) Thailand: Educational Equality and Quality (Natthapoj Vincent Trakulphadetkrai); (12) Vietnam as an Outlier: Tradition and Change in Education (Pham Lan Huong & Gerald W. Fry); (13) Aspects of Gender and Education in South-East Asia (Colin Brock & Pei-Tseng Jenny Hsieh); (14) Higher Education in South-East Asia: Achievement and Aspiration (Anthony Welch); (15) Education and Language Policies in South-East Asian Countries (Keith Watson); (16) Quality Assurance in South-East Asian Higher Education (Somwung Pitiyanuwat); and (17) For Bulls and Bears Alike: Education as Investment in Sustainable Development (Mikko Cantell & Derek Elias).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; Brunei; Burma; Cambodia; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Philippines; Singapore; Thailand