Education in South-East Asia (Oxford Series in Comparative Education)

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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 cooperation.
Colin Brock & Lorraine Pe Symaco. Introduction
COUNTRIES WITHIN SOUTH-EAST ASIA
Omar Haji Khalid. The Education System of Brunei Darussalam
Martin Hayden & Richard Martin. The Education System in Cambodia: making progress under difficult circumstances
Assad L. Baunto. Education Reforms in Indonesia
Richard Noonan. Education in the Lao People's Democratic Republic: confluence of history and vision
Siow Heng Loke & Chang Lee Hoon. Education in Malaysia: development and transformations
Richard Martin. Education in Myanmar: opportunity for limited engagement
Lorraine Pe Symaco. Philippines: education for development?
Jason Tan. Singapore: schools for the future?
Bob Boughton. Timor-Leste: building a post-conflict education
Natthapoj Vincent Trakulphadetkrai. Thailand: educational equality and quality
Pham Lan Huong & Gerald W. Fry. Vietnam as an Outlier: tradition and change in education
THEMES WITHIN SOUTH-EAST ASIA
Colin Brock & Pei-Tseng Jenny Hsieh. Aspects of Gender and Education in South-East Asia
Anthony Welch. Higher Education in South-East Asia: achievement and aspiration
Keith Watson. Education and Language Policies in South-East Asian Countries
Somwung Pitiyanuwat. Quality Assurance in South-East Asian Higher Education
Mikko Cantell & Derek Elias. For Bulls and Bears Alike: education as investment in sustainable development

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