Education

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Educational Issues In Multiethnic MalaysiaEducational Issues In Multiethnic Malaysia by Tan Yao Sua; R. Santhiram

This book explores the contested terrains of education in multiethnic Malaysia. It comprises seven chapters that cover three crucial areas of educational provisions and delivery, namely education of ethnic minorities, education and national integration, and educational language policy.

Education In IndonesiaEducation In Indonesia by Suryadarma, Daniel; Gavin W. Jones (Eds.)

In Indonesia, as elsewhere in Asia, education will inevitably play a key role in the national development experience as the 21st century unfolds. Not much international attention is paid to how the education sector is faring in Indonesia, but that is not because nothing is happening. The past decade has seen major changes in the structure of the education system and in the schooling trajectories of Indonesian children and adolescents. The administration of primary and secondary education has been decentralized to the regions. A new paradigm of school-based management has been introduced. Public spending on education has finally reached one-fifth of total government spending, as required by law. But although enrolment rates at all levels continue to increase, the quality of education remains low and has not improved, and the tertiary sector continues to experience problems of autonomy and unsatisfactory performance. This book delves into the major developments in education in Indonesia. Drawing on the expertise of some of the most knowledgeable people in the field, it identifies the challenges facing the sector and offers recommendations on how these challenges could be overcome.

Education In IndonesiaEducation In Indonesia by Suryadarma, Daniel; Gavin W. Jones (Eds.)

In Indonesia, as elsewhere in Asia, education will inevitably play a key role in the national development experience as the 21st century unfolds. Not much international attention is paid to how the education sector is faring in Indonesia, but that is not because nothing is happening. The past decade has seen major changes in the structure of the education system and in the schooling trajectories of Indonesian children and adolescents. The administration of primary and secondary education has been decentralized to the regions. A new paradigm of school-based management has been introduced. Public spending on education has finally reached one-fifth of total government spending, as required by law. But although enrolment rates at all levels continue to increase, the quality of education remains low and has not improved, and the tertiary sector continues to experience problems of autonomy and unsatisfactory performance. This book delves into the major developments in education in Indonesia. Drawing on the expertise of some of the most knowledgeable people in the field, it identifies the challenges facing the sector and offers recommendations on how these challenges could be overcome.

Beyond Examination - A Journey To True EducationBeyond Examination - A Journey To True Education by Seet Kie Hong, Vincent

This book explores the relationship between parents, teachers, and students, and how each role contributes to creating a highly competitive environment that emphasises on one's ability to obtain good grades. The author invites the reader to rethink the efficacy of an education system that is becoming more examination-oriented, as well as reflect on the value and scope of a true education. It also looks at the impacts of examinations in the modern society from the economical and sociological point of views.

Fostering Conceptual Change With Technology: Asian PerspectivesFostering Conceptual Change With Technology: Asian Perspectives by Lee Chwee Beng; David Jonassen

Conceptual change is an intentional and constructive effort to bring about deep understanding. When fostering conceptual change with technology, learning is meaningful, dynamic and engaging. This book aims to present the current state of research on fostering conceptual change with technology in Asia-Pacific countries. It provides a comprehensive overview of current research practices, then examines the context of learning, learners' characteristics and the role of epistemological beliefs. It also discusses the different approaches used to foster conceptual change in various countries. The final section presents possible future directions for research.

Teacher Education Frontiers: International Perspectives On Policy And Practice For Building New Teacher CompetenciesTeacher Education Frontiers: International Perspectives On Policy And Practice For Building New Teacher Competencies by Tan, Oon-Seng

This volume on teacher education addresses the development of new teacher competencies in light of global changes. Contributors to this volume are leading education thinkers and they address how teacher education must focus on producing thinking and innovative teachers; the impact of educational reforms on student learning and achievement; and the importance of focusing on teacher recruitment, teacher education and teacher development.

Internationalizing High Education In Malaysia: Understanding, Practices And ChallengesInternationalizing High Education In Malaysia: Understanding, Practices And Challenges by Tham Siew Yean

This book examines the understanding, practices and challenges that Malaysia's higher education institutions face in their efforts to internationalize. With references and index.

Lee Kuan Yew School Of Public Policy: Building A Global Policy School In AsiaLee Kuan Yew School Of Public Policy: Building A Global Policy School In Asia by Mahbubani, Kishore; Stavros N. Yiannouka Et Al

These essays are published to mark the 8th anniversary of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS - founded in 2004 to mark the 80th birthday of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. The Founding Dean and four senior members of the academic staff here explore issues of direct relevance to the School and its students. These include: aspects of the School's innovating experience in incorporating both Western and Asian needs and approaches to academic and practical progress; growth strategies, and challenges in student recruitment, executive education; future trends; student selection and faculty balance issues; research strategies; and the School in relation to its context. In the appendix are: a paper on an Asian view of Global Public Policy as a field of study; and one on the School's research projects.

Fulbright Chronicles: American Experience Malaysian PerspectiveFulbright Chronicles: American Experience Malaysian Perspective by Suseela Malakolunthu; Asma Abdullah (Eds.)

Fulbright awards have been since the 1960s a major factor in cultural and educational developments and interchange between the US and many other countries. Here 15 Malaysian Fulbright awardees discuss their experiences in the US 1963-2008 and the impact and influence these have had on their career and ideas. Their personal and professional roles vary greatly and their impressions and experiences show how there have been both anticipated and unexpected results from the Fulbright programme. With guidelines on Fulbright awards and index.

One Degree, Many Choices: A Glimpse Into The Career Choices Of The Nti Pioneer Engineering Class Of 85One Degree, Many Choices: A Glimpse Into The Career Choices Of The Nti Pioneer Engineering Class Of 85 by Liu Fook Thim (Ed.)

An early crossroad in life is choosing a field of study at the university. This lays the foundation for the rest of our lives. This book records the career choices of the first batch of 557 engineering graduates from the Nanyang Technological Institute (NTI) as NTU was known in 1985. Engineering was then the only discipline offered. The passage of 25 years yielded deep insights as these pioneers reflected on the impact of their engineering education on their careers. Demonstrating the reach and significance of engineering will arouse the curiousity and imagination of the young, especially those good at maths and science. These life stories showcase the options open to an engineering graduate. If this book inspires some to take up an engineering education in general and at NTU in particular, it will have achieved its purpose.

Education Of Ethnic Minorities, The : The Case Of The Malaysian ChineseEducation Of Ethnic Minorities, The : The Case Of The Malaysian Chinese by Tan Yao Sua; R. Santhiram

Two chapters on general issues and dilemmas of minority education in plural societies are followed by detailed case study of the role education of the substantial Chinese minority in Malaysia and the discussion of the country's educational history. Among the subjects then explored are: the ideas, and ideals of Chinese educationists who support and promote a complete system of Chinese education in Malaysia; national policies of transfer into national (Malay medium) schools at secondary level and their often negative impact; political, economic, and emotional aspects of mother tongue policy implementation; and finally a considered view of the national needs. With bibliography and index.

Too Much, Too Soon? Early Learning And The Erosion Of ChildhoodToo Much, Too Soon? Early Learning And The Erosion Of Childhood by House, Richard (Ed.)

How to nurture young children's well-being and learning to reverse the erosion of childhood? In twenty-three hard-hitting chapters, leading educators, researchers, policy makers and parents advocate alternative ways ahead for slowing childhood, better policy-making and, above all, the 'right learning at the right time' in children's growth - learning when they are developmentally ready.

Genius Of Natural Childhood, The: Secrets Of Thriving ChildrenGenius Of Natural Childhood, The: Secrets Of Thriving Children by Blythe, Sally Goddard

55% of parents admit they never read to their child. Toddlers watch 4.5 hours of TV daily. So Sally Goddard Blythe draws on neuroscience to unpack the wisdom of nursery rhymes, playing traditional games and fairy stories for healthy child development. Young children love creative play, stories, nursery rhymes and games. These are not only good fun, but are also good for the brain. Sally explains why movement matters and how games develop children's skills at different stages of development. She offers a starter kit of stories, action games, songs and rhymes.

Ulangkaji Bahasa Melayu: Menengah IUlangkaji Bahasa Melayu: Menengah I by Maimunah Kemat (Ed.)

This is a assessment book for Malay suitable for Secondary 1 level.

7 Laws Of Learning, The: Why Great Leaders Are Also Great Teachers7 Laws Of Learning, The: Why Great Leaders Are Also Great Teachers by Godfrey, Richard L.; Gerreld L. Pulsipher

Too many leaders forget the universal truth that ideas and causes are most effectively communicated by storytelling and metaphors. This book provides practical advice on how to apply the principles of learning. Become a great leader like Christ, Confucius, Winston Churchill, and other extraordinary leaders. Teach new ideas in ways that both engage people and persuade them to use their agency to bring about personal and global change. By using storytelling, metaphor, and other teaching styles that motivate and inspire, you'll soon be effectively communicating and leading in every situation.

Education Reform In Singapore: Critical PerspectivesEducation Reform In Singapore: Critical Perspectives by Choy, William; Charlene Tan (Eds.)

Many ongoing developments in the world of educational theory and practice are considered in these 15 thoughtful essays on the processes of reform and reevaluation of Singapore's education system at present taking place. Eight papers deal with institutional reform, three with school leadership and teacher development and three with organisational management.

Decentring And Diversifying Southeast Asian Studies: Perspectives From The RegionDecentring And Diversifying Southeast Asian Studies: Perspectives From The Region by Goh Beng Lan

These 12 reflective papers by Southeast Asian social scientists in different fields of study are related to the preliminary work done at the 2002 Singapore workshop of the Social Science Research Council of New York. Each paper contains autobiographical material and discussion of some of the challenging issues raised by colonial and post-colonial academic analyses in areas of social scientific study in Southeast Asia. With bibliography and index.

Decentring And Diversifying Southeast Asian Studies: Perspectives From The RegionDecentring And Diversifying Southeast Asian Studies: Perspectives From The Region by Goh Beng Lan

These 12 reflective papers by Southeast Asian social scientists in different fields of study are related to the preliminary work done at the 2002 Singapore workshop of the Social Science Research Council of New York. Each paper contains autobiographical material and discussion of some of the challenging issues raised by colonial and post-colonial academic analyses in areas of social scientific study in Southeast Asia. With bibliography and index.

No Sweat: Keep Up With The News, Get Ahead In Your ExamsNo Sweat: Keep Up With The News, Get Ahead In Your Exams by Goh, Serene (Ed.)

The Straits Times runs a long-standing series to improve reading and writing skills. Some of these articles and language exercises are included in this book for lower secondary students. It is designed to promote both good English usage and convey useful, interesting knowledge. With answer key insert folder.

Governing Educational Desire: Culture, Politics, And Schooling In ChinaGoverning Educational Desire: Culture, Politics, And Schooling In China by Andrew B. Kipnis

Parents in China greatly value higher education for their children, but the intensity and effects of their desire to achieve this goal have largely gone unexamined-until now. Governing Educational Desire explores the cultural, political, and economic origins of Chinese desire for a college education as well as its vast consequences, which include household and national economic priorities, birthrates, ethnic relations, and patterns of governance. Kipnis provides not only an illuminating analysis of education in China but also a thought-provoking reflection on what educational desire can tell us about the relationship between culture and government. With notes, references and index.