Education And Globalization In Southeast Asia: Issues And Challenges

by Lee Hock Guan (Ed.)

Education And Globalization In Southeast Asia: Issues And Challenges

Price:  US$21.53   (SGD29.90*)
Format:  Paper Back, 202 pages
Published:  2017, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789814762908
SB#:  060540 (103)

About This Book

Prior to the era of globalization, education in Southeast Asia was viewed in the context of the national state and it was deployed in the service of state and nation-building and national economic development. States monopolized education, and public-funded centralized education systems were established to teach literacy, transmit national cultures and promote social cohesion, and to produce literate workers. Globalization forces, however, dramatically impacted in varying ways and degrees the national education systems across the region. As states begun to see their citizens as resources to enhance the countries' competitiveness in the global market, it, among other things, led to the increasing demand for highly skilled and qualified human capital. The accompanying neoliberal ideology led to varying degrees of decentralization, privatization and internationalization of education, especially of higher education, in Southeast Asia.

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