Education in South-east Asia

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-04-11
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Education in South-East Asia is a comprehensive critical reference guide to education in South East Asia. With chapters written by an international team of leading regional education experts, the book explores the education systems of the ten member states of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the state of Timor-Leste. The diverse range and forms of culture, religion and politics embedded in the region are exhibited in the distinctive education systems that inter-relate in one of the most integrated regions in the world.

Including a comparative introduction to the issues facing education in the region as a whole and guides to available online datasets, this Handbook will be an essential reference for researchers, scholars, international agencies and policy-makers at all levels.

Author Biography

Lorraine Pe Symaco is Director of the Centre for Research in International and Comparative Education (CRICE) at the University of Malaya, Malaysia.

Table of Contents

Series Editor Preface \ Notes on Contributors \1. Education and Issues in South East Asia: A Regional Overview Lorraine Pe Symaco \ 2. Brunei Darussalam: Planning for Educational transformation and ICT in Education Murray Brown and Haji Abdul Rahim Derus \ 3. Cambodia: Educational Leadership From Dependency to Sovereignty - Challenges and Response Vincent McNamara \4. Cambodia: Higher Education Luise Ahrens and Vincent McNamara \5. Indonesia: The Challenges of Quality and Equity in Education Mark Heyward and Sopantini \ 6. Indonesia: Islamic Higher Education - Periphery within Periphery? Anthony Welch and Saefudin Syafi'i \ 7. Lao PDR: The Great Transformation Richard Noonan, Phouvanh Phommalangsy, and Inthasone Phetsiris \ 8. Malaysia: Ethnocracy and Education Moses Samuel and Meng Yew Tee \ 9. Malaysia: The Education of Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Children Hema Letchamanan \ 10. Myanmar: Governance, Civil Society and the Developments in Education Richard Martin \ 11. The Philippines: Education Issues and Challenges Lorraine Pe Symaco \ 12. The Philippines: Higher Education and Development Lorraine Pe Symaco \ 13. Singapore: Education in Transition Letchmi Ponnusamy and Saravanan Gopinathan \ 14. Singapore: The Malay Ethnic Minority - Playing Perennial Catch-up in Education? Jason Tan \ 15. Thailand: Issues in Education Chaiyuth Punyasavatsvt \ 16. Timor-Leste: Education, decolonisation and development Bob Boughton \ 17. Vietnam: The Education System - A Need to Improve Quality Martin Hayden and Le Thi Ngoc Lan \ Index

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