CERC Studies in Comparative Education

Revisiting The Chinese Learner

Changing Contexts, Changing Education

Editors: Chan, Carol K.K., Rao, Nirmala (Eds.)

  • Debunks stereotypes about Chinese teachers and learners
  • Advances our understanding of the changing Chinese learner
  • Considers traditional and contemporary influences on pedagogies
  • Examines the influence of educational reform on teaching and learning in Chinese societies
  • Synthesizes earlier seminal research on Chinese learners and charts new directions
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This book examines teaching and learning in Chinese societies and advances understanding of ‘the Chinese learner’ in changing global contexts. Given the burgeoning research in this area, pedagogical shifts from knowledge transmission to knowledge construction to knowledge creation, wide-ranging social, economic and technological advances, and changes in educational policy, Revisiting the Chinese Learner is a timely endeavor.

The book revisits the paradox of the Chinese learner against the background of these educational changes; considers how Chinese cultural beliefs and contemporary change influence learning; and examines how Chinese teachers and learners respond to new educational goals, interweaving new and old beliefs and practices. Contributors focus on both continuity and change in analyzing student learning, pedagogical practice, teacher learning and professional development in Chinese societies. Key emerging themes emphasize transcending dichotomies and transforming pedagogy in understanding and teaching Chinese learners. The book has implications for theories of learning, development and educational innovation and will therefore be of interest to scholars and educators around the world who are changing education in their changing contexts.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Moving Beyond Paradoxes: Understanding Chinese Learners and Their Teachers

    Rao, Nirmala (et al.)

    Pages 3-32

  • Learning to Self-Perfect: Chinese Beliefs about Learning

    Li, Jin

    Pages 35-69

  • Motivation and Competition in Hong Kong Secondary Schools: The Students’ Perspective

    Watkins, David A.

    Pages 71-88

  • New Experiences, New Epistemology, and the Pressures of Change: The Chinese Learner in Transition

    Law, Nancy W. Y. (et al.)

    Pages 89-129

  • The Chinese Learner of Tomorrow

    Marton, Ference

    Pages 133-167

Buy this book

eBook $209.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-3840-1
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $269.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-3839-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Revisiting The Chinese Learner
Book Subtitle
Changing Contexts, Changing Education
Editors
  • Carol K.K. Chan
  • Nirmala Rao
Series Title
CERC Studies in Comparative Education
Series Volume
25
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3840-1
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3840-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3839-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 360
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