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

Education in Bhutan

Culture, Schooling, and Gross National Happiness

Editors: Schuelka, Matthew J, Maxwell, T.W. (Eds.)

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  • The first comprehensive overview of the Bhutanese education system
  • Offers a unique exploration of the challenges and opportunities within the Bhutanese education system through the lens of culture and Gross National Happiness philosophy
  • Stimulates debate in Bhutan on the place of education in the new democracy and highlights the issues that need to be addressed in the future
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About this book

Bhutan is a country in the Himalayas with a relatively new education system and a unique governmental philosophy known as Gross National Happiness. This book explores the history, culture, challenges, and opportunities of schooling in Bhutan. It discusses topics including historical perspectives on Buddhist monastic education, the regional and international influence on educational development, traditional medical education, higher education, and the evolution of Bhutanese educational policy, to name but a few. It also investigates contemporary challenges to schooling in Bhutan such as adult education, inclusive education, early childhood education, rurality, and gender. Throughout the book, the developmental philosophy of Gross National Happiness is explored as a novel and culturally vital approach to education in Bhutan. The majority of the authors are prominent Bhutanese scholars and educational leaders, with select non-Bhutanese international scholars with strong links to Bhutan also contributing. This book is a valuable resource not only for those specifically interested in education in Bhutan, but for anyone with an interest in South Asian studies, general Asian studies, educational development, comparative education, Buddhist education, and the Gross National Happiness development philosophy.

About the authors

Matthew J. Schuelka is a Lecturer at the School of Education, University of Birmingham, UK. Previously, he served as Lecturer and Head of the Sociology and Political Science Department at Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan. Matt has also taught various disciplines at different levels in the United States and Malaysia, and holds advanced degrees in Special Education and Comparative International Education from the University of Vermont, Stanford University, and the University of Minnesota. He has worked in numerous countries as a researcher and inclusive education consultant, most notably in the United States, United Kingdom, Serbia, Zambia, India, Malaysia, and Bhutan.  
T.W. (Tom) Maxwell has recently retired from the University of New England, Australia, but he continues to work in Bhutan and in other international settings and also to publish in the area of international education – especially education in Bhutan, doctoral education, and action research.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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eBook 91,62 €
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-1647-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-9411-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Education in Bhutan
Book Subtitle
Culture, Schooling, and Gross National Happiness
Editors
  • Matthew J Schuelka
  • T.W. Maxwell
Series Title
Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
36
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-1649-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-1649-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-1647-9
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9411-8
Series ISSN
1573-5397
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 252
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations
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