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dc.contributor.authorNg, Chi-Hungen_US
dc.contributor.editorD. Chi-hung Ng & Peter Renshawen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:33:23Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:33:23Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-01-04T07:00:02Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781402030024en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/28023
dc.description.abstractIn the wake of the 1997 Asian financial crisis, various reform initiatives, policies and programmes have been carried out in different countries within the Asia-Pacific region. All these reform efforts aim to restructure different aspects of schooling in order to promote learning and to prepare students for future challenges in globalised economies. These measures to a certain extent challenge traditional practices, established arrangements and deep-seated assumptions related to different aspects of learning. The authors in this book discuss educational reforms in different countries in the Asia-Pacific region in light of student learning, clarify their concepts, evaluate implementation and impact on the learning processes, with a hope that we can learn better from each other and develop a better understanding of "contemporary" learning and teaching processes within the region. The central argument running through different chapters in this book highlights the importance of understanding reforms and learning within their historical, political and sociocultural contexts. Reforming learning involves changes in established cultural practices in our schools, classrooms, and other learning sites, and therefore inevitably arouses tensions and negotiations. The discussion in this book puts to the fore the disputable nature of reforming learning and the significance of contextualising the complex relationship between reforms and learning.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.publisher.placeDordrecht, Netherlandsen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.springer.com/education/comparative+education/book/978-1-4020-3002-4en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleReforming learning: Concepts, issues and practice in the Asia-pacific regionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapter1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto22en_US
dc.relation.ispartofedition1en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchComparative and Cross-Cultural Educationen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130302en_US
dc.titleReforming learning in the Asia-pacific region: An Introductionen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studiesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Springer. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.comen_AU
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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