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The Challenge of Eastern Asian Education: Implications for America

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The Challenge of Eastern Asian Education: Implications for America by Cummings, William K.; Altbach, Philip G., 9780791432839
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  • ISBN: 9780791432839 | 0791432831
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/1/1997
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Provides specific examples of Asian educational practice that may have relevance to the United States.There's nothing quite like this book. The organization of the topics is a plus, distinguishing between basic and secondary and not ignoring the private sector. The selection of authors is first-rate with a good mix of Asian and American experts". -- John N. Hawkins, UCLA Graduate School of Education, Comparative Education Dean, UCLA International Studies and Overseas ProgramsThe Challenge of Eastern Asian Education highlights how Asian education policy and practice challenge American schools. The book focuses on innovations that the nations of the Pacific Rim have developed for their schools, and it analyzes how these educational systems have tried to meet the challenges of rapid social and economic change. It is unique in that it provides in-depth coverage of the Asian approach to education and explicitly discusses the implications of Asian education for America.There is special interest in Asian countries, not only because of their unparalleled economic success, but because Asian societies have been held up as models for so

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