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Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects

Asian Migrants and Education

The Tensions of Education in Immigrant Societies and Among Migrant Groups

Editors: Charney, Michael W., Yeoh, Brenda, Tong Chee Kiong (Eds.)

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education is and what its functions should be. As Thomas explains, migrant communities need a culture-sensitive education, that is, an education that can both accommodate their special cultural needs and prepare them for life in an increasingly globalized world. To meet this need, Thomas discusses planning strategies and the special role of teachers in transmitting this education. As Thomas warns, however, a culture sensitive education is continually threatened by the dominance of the West and religious traditions, such as Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism in global cultural flows. Pang raises the problem of modem, especially new and migrant, societies being unable to face the challenges of environmental issues. Some claim, for example, that these societies lack the right approaches to the environment or suffer from the inability to develop the proper "eco-ethic." To meet this problem, Pang draws the discussion back to the continued relevance of traditional education to contemporary issues facing a shrinking world: how immigrant societies and their diverse storehouses of traditional knowledge can inform current approaches to environmental management. In order to develop the necessary eco-ethic, migrant and other societies need to utilize old traditions relevant to environmental preservation in their production of modem education.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Social Bonding and Freedom

    GungWu, Wang

    Pages 1-13

  • Globalization, Asian Diasporas and the Study of Southeast Asia in the West

    Reid, Anthony

    Pages 15-25

  • The Mission School in Singapore

    Goh, Robbie B. H.

    Pages 27-37

  • Education and Identity Issues in the Internet Age

    Gopinathan, S. (et al.)

    Pages 39-51

  • Interactions between Huiguan and Education in Postwar Singapore

    Liu, Hong

    Pages 53-64

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eBook $159.00
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Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-6302-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Asian Migrants and Education
Book Subtitle
The Tensions of Education in Immigrant Societies and Among Migrant Groups
Editors
  • Michael W. Charney
  • Brenda Yeoh
  • Tong Chee Kiong
Series Title
Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-0117-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-0117-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1336-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6302-1
Series ISSN
1573-5397
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 224
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