Citizenship Education in Asia and the Pacific Concepts and Issues

Edited by W.O. Lee, David. L. Grossman, Kerry J. Kennedy & Gregory P. Fairbrother

ISBN 10: 962-8093-59-2; ISBN 13: 978-962-8093-59-5. (2004, 313pp.)

HK$200 (local), US$32 (overseas)

published by Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC) and Kluwer Academic Publishers

Description

This book is a landmark in citizenship and citizenship education discourse. It combines conceptual debates with case studies on the question whether the notion of Asian Citizenship can be established, and if yes, what its research agenda would be. The book contains polemic discussion, empirical data analysis, consultancy reflections, and descriptions of citizenship education in Asian and Pacific countries. Its themes include citizenship paradigms, democratization, patriotism, social tolerance, globalization and information society, and colonialism. The volume explores various perspectives on citizenship, including Confucian, Islamic, humanist, global, indigenous, cultural, political, and comparative. The book covers a wide range of countries and regions, including China, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan and Vanuatu.

W.O. Lee is Professor and Head of Department of Educational Policy & Administration and Co-Head of Centre for Citizenship Education at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd). David L. Grossman is Dean of the School of Foundations in Education, and Co-Head of the Centre for Citizenship Education at the HKIEd. Kerry J. Kennedy is Head of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the HKIEd. Prior to that he was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Canberra. Gregory P. Fairbrother is a researcher with the School of Foundations in Education and the Centre for Citizenship Education at the HKIEd.

Readers interested in this title might also be interested in Citizenship Curriculum in Asia and the Pacific and Citizenship Pedagogies in Asia and the Pacific.
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Contents

Series Editor’s Foreword

Introduction

David L. GROSSMAN

Conceptual Debates

1. Searching for Citizenship Values in an Uncertain Global Environment

Kerry J. KENNEDY

2. Emerging Concepts of Citizenship in the Asian Context

W. O. LEE

3. Muslim Views of Citizenship in Indonesia During Democratisation

Mary FEARNLEY-SANDER, Isnarmi MUIS and Nurhizrah GISTITUATI

Historical and Policy Perspectives

4. Citizenship Education in Hong Kong: Development and Challenges

W. O. LEE

5. A Solid Foundation: Citizenship Education in Japan

Lynne PARMENTER

6. A Society in Transition: The Paradigm Shift of Civic Education in Taiwan

LIU Meihui

7. New Bearings for Citizenship Education in Singapore

S. GOPINATHAN and Leslie SHARPE

Issues and Perceptions

8. Perceptions of Citizenship Qualities Among Asian Educational Leaders

W. O. LEE

9. Patriotic Education in a Chinese Middle School

Gregory P. FAIRBROTHER

10. Promoting Social Tolerance and Cohesion in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

Suzanne MELLOR and Warren PRIOR

11. The Making of a ‘Good Citizen’ in Malaysia: Does History Education Play a Role?

Anuar AHMAD

Comparative Perspectives

12. Teachers’ Perceptions of Future Citizens in Hong Kong and Guangzhou

David L. GROSSMAN

13. Multidimensional Citizenship, Confucian Humanism and the Imagined Community: South Korea and China

Gay Garland REED

14. Values Education in the Global, Information Age in South Korea and Singapore

Young-Ran ROH

Reflective Analysis

15. Concepts and Issues of Asian Citizenship: Spirituality, Harmony and Individuality

W. O. LEE

16. Asian Perspectives on Citizenship Education in Review: Postcolonial Constructions or Precolonial Values?

Kerry J. KENNEDY and Gregory P. FAIRBROTHER

 

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