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Sah, Pramod K. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
The paper explores how the discourse of nationalist and neoliberal agendas have shaped the conceptions of literacy education in Nepal, the ramifications for social stratification. As the review shows, the ruling elites tactfully imposed their language, culture, and knowledge in literacy curricula in the name of national unity, but to maintain…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Neoliberalism, Language Planning, Second Language Learning
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Poon, Angelia – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This article argues for the importance and relevance of postcolonial studies in achieving the goal of cosmopolitanism through Literature education. Having significantly redrawn the overall contours of literary study in the twentieth century, postcolonial studies as an interdisciplinary critical tradition provides us with a conceptual vocabulary,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English Literature, Postcolonialism, Global Approach
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Choo, Suzanne S. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Today, the intensification of global interconnectivity is a key characteristic of the twenty-first century. This has spurred governments and policymakers to envision how best to equip future-ready citizens who can navigate increasingly globalized workplaces resulting in the worldwide popularity of models that articulate twenty-first century…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Confucianism, Human Capital, Educational Policy
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Hassim, Eeqbal – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
In a transnational world, Muslim cosmopolitanisms are both numerous and diverse. These cosmopolitanisms constitute a broad spectrum of views and practices, representing a range of interpretations and expressions of Islam, some of which are polarized and polarizing. In this reflective, theoretical paper, I discuss the potential implications of…
Descriptors: Muslims, Teaching Methods, Global Approach, Islam
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Goulah, Jason – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This article examines contributions to the ethic and practice of cosmopolitanism by Japanese educators Makiguchi Tsunesaburo, Toda Josei and, most significantly, Ikeda Daisaku. Collectively, they are "the philosophers of the Soka movement" that Rizvi and Choo refer to in their call for a special issue on "Asian…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Japanese, Foreign Countries
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Hairon, Salleh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
The "Thinking School, Learning Nation" national policy agenda set forth in 1997 has been considered a watershed moment in the history of Singapore education as well as the nation. It has brought about a raft of new educations reforms that are both comprehensive and intensive in nature. It has also brought about a succeeding education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Policy
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Tan, Michael – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This article considers the future of STEM education in Singapore, with implications for comparable schooling systems. The Thinking Schools Learning Nation (TSLN) interventions since 1997 brought changes to science education ostensibly for economic competitiveness, the results of which can only become visible in international comparisons in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Educational Change, Intervention
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Abu Bakar, Mardiana; Yong Kwok, Boon; Abu Bakar, Aznan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) has been the backbone of Singapore's push to build an industrialised workforce and is currently responsible for the post-secondary education of 65% of its Primary 1 cohort. Admissions to polytechnics increased from 5% of Primary 1 cohort in 1980 to 40% today while the Institute of Technical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Job Skills, Employment Qualifications
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Teng, Siao See; Abu Bakar, Mardiana; Layne, Heidi – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Education reforms around the world have been powerfully shaped by the rise of the neoliberal political, economic and cultural agendas. Neoliberal policies (re)produce certain types of institutional processes such as managerialism, performativity, and competition. These elements are mediated in varied ways by national ideologies, societal needs and…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Comparative Education, Educational Policy, Cross Cultural Studies
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Hogan, Anna; Thompson, Greg – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Since the 1990s, public schooling in Australia has been shaped by quasi-marketization that has incentivized competition between schools and installed a business logic to school governance. In this paper we argue that it is timely to consider how teachers and school leaders are understanding and responding to the affordances and challenges of this…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Commercialization, Foreign Countries, Ethics
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Yan, Fei; Vickers, Edward – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
School history textbooks have typically served to reinforce a sense of national identity and national belonging, often through constructing or reinforcing a distinction between the national "self" and foreign "others". What have often been overlooked in history textbook researches is how ethnic minorities have been portrayed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Textbooks, Nationalism
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Kim, Hyungryeol; Kim, Stephanie K. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Previous research has documented a worldwide shift in the teaching of history that looks beyond nation-state based history instruction in favor of a post-national curriculum that imparts knowledge of diverse identities, cultures, and global issues. In South Korea, however, the construction of national identity in history education continues to be…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Ideology, National Curriculum, Self Concept
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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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Ab Kadir, M. Akshir – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The new Australian Curriculum (AC) aims to prepare learners for the twenty-first century and in doing so, emphasize the development of critical (and creative thinking) as one of the "general capabilities" of learners. Critical thinking is seen as key in preparing "students to live and work in the 21st century" and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, National Curriculum, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Geerlings, L. R. C.; Lundberg, A. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This paper re-reads a selection of critical interdisciplinary theories in an attempt to open a space in higher education for cross-cultural dialogue during the rise of Asia. Theories of globalization, deterritorialization, power/knowledge and postcolonialism indicate that students and academics have the ability to re-imagine and influence…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Power Structure, Knowledge Level
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