Education At Large

Author: Siao See Teng
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814405566
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The first part of the book contains documentation of a groundbreaking exhibition held in 2007 on student activities and societal engagements during post-war Singapore 1945–1965 and transcripts of forums held in conjunction with it. The second half centres on oral history accounts of mostly former Chinese school students who shared about their social, cultural and political activities in complex but exciting times. Education-at-large broadens our understanding of Singapore's educational history in the transitional period between the end of the Second World War and the country's independence; examines the ways in which student activities and activism resonated with, and contributed to, the country's wider social, political and cultural life, as well as the decolonisation process; and stimulates debates about Chinese education and student activism in Singapore. Contents:Forum Documentation:A Bilingual Forum: Inhabiting Two Different Worlds — Dialogue Between Han Tan Juan and Koh Tai AnnMy Project Work ExperienceMy Thoughts on Participating in the Exhibition “Education at Large: Student Life and Activities in Singapore, 1945–1965”Some Thoughts on the “Education-at-Large” ExhibitionPerspectives in Student Movement ResearchA Very Brief History of Idealism in SingaporeA Historical Account of the Chinese Book Industry in the 1950s to the 1960sOral History:Brief Biographies of the IntervieweesYouthful Wanderings amidst Student Movements — An Interview with Lim Chin JooTransfer to Chinese School — Taking a Different Road — An Interview with Tan Kok ChiangThose Organised and Unorganised Times of Youth — An Interview with Chen Mong Tse and Chai Chu ChunObservation as Historical Participation — An Interview with Lee Leong SengGrowing Up with Literacy Classes — An Interview with Tan Teck KengThe Sojourns of a Village Youth — An Interview with Chua Hiang YongAppendix:The Singapore Chinese Middle School Students' Union: A Lost Echo of an EraThoughts of Exhibition VisitorsParticipating SchoolsEditors' Notes: A Collective Imagery of Youth in the Island-StateAbout the EditorsOrganising Committee / The Tangent Committee Readership: Students and the general public who are interested to understand the social, cultural and political activities of students during post-war Singapore 1945–1965. Keywords:History;Cultural Studies;Education;Student Activities;SingaporeKey Features:It presents an overview of student life in Chinese schools in postwar Singapore and challenges that students in Chinese schools faceIt offers rare insights on a key student organisation in postwar Singapore, Singapore Chinese Middle School Student Union from participants' perspectives, of which little is publicly knownRare materials and oral history accounts on student life and movement during postwar Singapore, originally available in the Chinese language, are made accessible in the English language in this book for a wider audience

Re Producing Chineseness In Southeast Asia

Author: Chih-yu Shih
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131736824X
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Identity politics can impede Chinese identification in southeast Asia because the migrant population, particularly the intellectual aspect of that population, have to consider the political effects of their intellectual and social activities on the survival of Chinese communities. Similarly, these communities have to deal with the necessity of nation-building in the aftermath of the Second World War, which required integration rather than the exaggeration of differences. Consequently, restriction on self-understanding as well as self-representation has become more than apparent in Chinese migrant communities in southeast Asia. With this in mind, identity politics can inspire self-understanding among the migrant communities, as intellectuals rediscover how humanism can enable a claim of ‘Chineseness’ that can be registered differently and creatively in a variety of national conditions. Migrant communities generally understand the importance of political accuracy, and this being accurate involves subscribing to pragmatism, something which is apparent in the scholarship and creative outputs of these communities. Humanism and pragmatism together are the epistemological parameters of self-representation, whereas civilizational and ethnic studies are their methodological parameters. This book was originally published as a special issue of Asian Ethnicity.

Singapore Cinema

Author: Kai Khiun Liew
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317407482
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This book outlines and discusses the very wide range of cinema which is to be found in Singapore. Although Singapore cinema is a relatively small industry, and relatively new, it has nevertheless made an impact, and continues to develop in interesting ways. The book shows that although Singapore cinema is often seen as part of diasporic Chinese cinema, it is in fact much more than this, with strong connections to Malay cinema and the cinemas of other Southeast Asian nations. Moreover, the themes and subjects covered by Singapore cinema are very wide, ranging from conformity to the regime and Singapore’s national outlook, with undesirable subjects overlooked or erased, to the sympathetic depiction of minorities and an outlook which is at odds with the official outlook. The book will be useful to readers coming new to the subject and wanting a concise overview, while at the same time the book puts forward many new research findings and much new thinking.

Political Parties Party Systems And Democratisation In East Asia

Author: Liang Fook Lye
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814327948
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Some fledging democracies in the world have encountered setbacks due to political parties trying to grapple with the expectations of sophisticated electorates and introducing gradual political reforms over the years.This book describes how democracy is evolving in East Asia and how it assumes different forms in different countries, with political parties adapting and evolving alongside. It has a two-fold intent. First, it contends that the existing variety of party systems in East Asia will endure and may even flourish, rather than converge as liberal democracies. Second, it highlights the seeming political durability of one party systems ? unlike two-part or multi-party systems in the US and Europe ? and their enduring predominance in countries such as Cambodia, China, Singapore and Vietnam.

Christianity And The State In Asia

Author: Julius Bautista
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113401886X
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Christianity is one of the most rapidly growing religions in Asia. Despite the challenges of political marginalisation, church organisations throughout much of Asia are engaged in activities - such as charity, education and commentary on public morality - that may either converge or conflict with the state's interests. Considering Christianity’s growing prominence, and the various ways Asian nation states respond to this growth, this book brings into sharper analytical focus the ways in which the faith is articulated at the local, regional, and global level. Contributors from diverse disciplinary and institutional backgrounds offer in-depth analyses of the complex interactions between Asian nation-states and Christianity in the context of modernisation and nation-building. Exploring the social and political ramifications of Christian conversions in Asia and their impact on state policies, the book analyses how Christian followers, missionaries, theologians and activists negotiate their public roles and identities vis-à-vis various forms of Asian states, particularly in the context of post-colonial nation-building and socio-economic development. This volume represents a critical contribution to the existing scholarship on Christianity's global reach and its local manifestations, and demonstrates the significance of the Asian experience in our understanding of Christianity as a global religion.

Tan Siak Kew

Author: Fiona Tan
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9789814623605
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'A scholar by inclination, a businessman by necessity, a diplomat by duty' — those were the apt words chosen by a reporter in 1966 to describe Mr Tan Siak Kew and his multi-dimensional public life. He was a fervent supporter of education, President of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce for multiple terms, Singapore's first ambassador to Thailand, nominated member of the Legislative Assembly, community leader of the Teochews, and notable philanthropist. Effectively bilingual and conscious of his responsibility to both his community and the new nation which was about to be born, Tan was able to act as the bridge between the Chinese-speaking and English-speaking communities with his tact and non-partisan position. Tan Siak Kew: Going Against The Grain, is a biographical sketch of this under-appreciated pioneer, telling the story of his public life through historical records and discussions with his contemporaries.

Historical Perspectives On East Asian Science Technology And Medicine

Author: Alan K L Chan
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 981448864X
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Historical Perspectives on East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine brings together over fifty papers by leading contemporary historians from more than a dozen nations. It is the third in a series of books growing out of the tri-annual International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia, the largest and most prestigious gathering of scholars in the field. The current volume broadens the field's traditional focus on China to include path-breaking work on Vietnam, Korea, Japan, the Philippines, and even the transmission of Asian science and technology to Europe and the United States. Topics covered include: traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, and Filipino medicines; Chinese astronomy; Japanese earthquakes; science and technology policy; architecture; the digital revolution; and much else. Contents:Philosophy/Cultural Study of Science & Technology:The Digital Revolution and East Asian Science (N Shigeru)“Good Luck” in the History of Science in Japan (S Shigeo)Traditional East Asian Views of Nature Revisited (S K Lee)Science & Technology Policy:On the Mistakes of Emperor Kangxi's Scientific Policy (Z-Z Xi)A Shift in Academia Sinica's Mission in 1935 (Y-B Duan & H-Y Fan)The Internet in China: Policy and Problems (Y-D Liu)Medicine and the Life Sciences:Biology in Song China (G H Luo)The Presentation of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Knowledge in Hong Kong (H Hiroyuki)Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Denmark: Conditions in a New Host Culture (E Høg)Western Scientific Influence:The College of São Paulo in Macao: A Background (16th and 17th Centuries) (L Saraiva & H Leitão)Two Spanish Cosmographers in the Philippines: Andrés de Urdaneta and Martín de Rada (J A Cervara)Mathematics:Why Interpolation? (A-J Qu)An Investigation of the Yíng-Bùzú Method (C Y Chen & Z H Li)On the Basic Rules for Reconstruction of the Calendar (M-D Chen)Astronomy:Fake Leap Months in the Chinese Calendar: From the Jesuits to 2033 (H Aslaksen)Originality and Dependence of Traditional Astronomies in the East (Ô Yukio)Technology/Technique:Summary of Chinese Ship Navigation in Ancient Southeast Asia (Q P Jin)Scientific Literature:External and Internal in Ge Hong's Alchemy (E Torchinov)and other papers Readership: Researchers, academics and graduate students in the history of science, east asian studies, international relations and sociology. Keywords:

Learning Theories

Author: Dale H. Schunk
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 013374180X
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Note: This is the loose-leaf version of Learning Theories and does not include access to the Pearson eText. To order the Pearson eText packaged with the loose-leaf version, use ISBN 0134013484. This work offers a very current and comprehensive look at the key theoretical principles, concepts, and research findings about learning. Special attention is paid to how these concepts and principles can be applied in today’s classrooms. In this essential resource, students are introduced to and see how to apply the key theoretical principles, concepts, and research findings about learning. The book begins with a discussion of the relationship between learning theory and instruction. It then looks at the neuroscience of learning. Five chapters cover the major theories of learning—behaviorism, social cognitive theory, information processing theory, and constructivism. The following four chapters cover key topics related to learning—cognitive learning processes, motivation, self-regulated learning, and contextual influences. The final chapter, Next Steps, helps students consolidate their views about learning. Throughout, the book features numerous applications. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. *The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7” or 10” tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.

The Interpretation Of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465093566
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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Beyond Access

Author: Sheila Aikman
Publisher: Oxfam
ISBN: 9780855985295
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This book combines analysis of policy and empirically based studies on gender, education, and development.