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Routledge Studies in Educational History and Development in Asia


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The books in this series examine the history of education in the different countries of Asia. Themes in these studies include, but are not confined to, the role of education in colonialism, the relationship between education and economic development, as well as education’s connections with identity, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, and nation-building. Studies should include works on the history of educational developments within one Asian country and works that are historical studies in comparative education.

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Decolonizing the History Curriculum in Malaysia and Singapore

Decolonizing the History Curriculum in Malaysia and Singapore

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Kevin Blackburn, ZongLun Wu
May 27, 2019

Decolonizing the History Curriculum in Malaysia and Singapore is a unique study in the history of education because it examines decolonization in terms of how it changed the subject of history in the school curriculum of two colonized countries – Malaysia and Singapore. Blackburn and Wu’s book...

The History of Education in Japan (1600 – 2000)

The History of Education in Japan (1600 – 2000)

1st Edition

Masashi Tsujimoto, Yoko Yamasaki
March 06, 2017

As one of the most rapid and earliest nations to achieve "Western modernisation", much of Japan’s success stems from its fruitful literacy history during the Tokugawa shogunate as well as later influences from Western educational ideals and consequent economic and democratic conflicts in Japan....

Education, Industrialization and the End of Empire in Singapore

Education, Industrialization and the End of Empire in Singapore

1st Edition

Kevin Blackburn
December 06, 2016

Singapore under the ruling People’s Action Party government has been categorized as a developmental state which has utilized education as an instrument of its economic policies and nation-building agenda. However, contrary to accepted assumptions, the use of education by the state to promote...

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