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Mukherjee, Mousumi – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Cosmopolitanism is often seen as a western concept associated with liberal individualistic values. It is also associated mostly with the urban educated middle-class. However, cosmopolitan thinking has been also prevalent in the East. Scholars in the twenty-first century are increasingly arguing that, there are multiple ways of thinking about…
Descriptors: Global Approach, International Education, Asian Culture, Educational Philosophy
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Hayhoe, Ruth – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The paper begins with a brief vignette of Angkor Wat in Cambodia as a great center of learning, and then highlights the traditions of Indian monastic institutions which had deeply influenced its development. It then turns the main features of the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism, showing how they created a space for women's scholarship to flourish.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theological Education, Research Universities, Global Approach
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Seeberg, Vilma; Baily, Supriya; Khan, Asima; Ross, Heidi; Wang, Yimin; Shah, Payal; Wang, Lei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This article examines how non-governmental organizations create resources and spaces for girls and women's education and empowerment in China, India and Pakistan--in the context of global expectations and local state relations as well as cultural norms. We examine the dynamics that foster female empowerment associated with educational attainment.…
Descriptors: Females, Social Change, Empowerment, Womens Education
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Hayes, David – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This article discusses the impact of the worldwide trend to introduce English as a foreign language (EFL) into primary schools at ever younger ages. This trend has gained momentum in recent years, affecting millions of children in countries throughout Asia. A policy decision of this kind has far-reaching implications but it is often made without…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Elementary School Students, Educational Policy
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Maxwell, Tom W.; Rinchen, Phub; Cooksey, Ray – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
The purpose of this paper is to trace the evolution of school assessment in Bhutan, briefly, as a background to considering the present and future school assessment issues especially as they relate to quality concerns and educational improvement in Bhutan. A benchmark for Bhutan, the National Educational Assessment (NEA) programme in Bhutan was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Benchmarking, Educational Improvement
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Chauhan, Chandra Pal Singh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
This paper analyses the policy of reservation for lower castes in India. This policy is similar to that of affirmative action in the United States. The paper provides a brief overview of the caste system and discusses the types of groups that are eligible for reservation, based on data from government reports. The stance of this paper is that…
Descriptors: Social Class, Public Policy, Affirmative Action, Foreign Countries
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Postiglione, Gerard A. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2005
How much is hegemony and how much is self-determination in the higher education systems in Southeast Asia? This paper argues that while the question of centre and periphery is still relevant to the analysis of international university systems, the analytical frameworks from which it has arisen may lose viability in the long term. Southeast Asian…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Self Determination