Much has been written about globalization and the challenge of preparing young people for the new world of work and life in times of complexity and continuous change. However, few works have examined how globalization has and will continue to shape education in the East. This volume discusses education within the context of globalization and examines what is occurring in schools and systems of education in the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, Singapore, and Australia. Closer examination of recent developments and current trends reveal the same turbulence and a range of common issues in areas such as assessment, curriculum, leadership, management of change, pedagogy, policy, professional capacity and technology. This volume demonstrates the commonalities and differences and offers tremendous insight into the way things are done in places where student achievement is high but there is also a sense of urgency in continuing an agenda of change.

part |104 pages

Educational Reforms and Changing Schools

chapter |21 pages

Changing Schools in Asia-Pacific Societies in a Global Society

ByJohn Chi-Kin Lee, Brian Caldwell

chapter |16 pages

Educational Reforms and School Improvement in China and Hong Kong SAR

ByJohn Chi-Kin Lee, William Hing-Tong Ma, Ping Du

chapter |27 pages

Educational Reforms and School Improvement in Taiwan

BySamuel S. Peng, Chen-Lin Yeh, John Chi-Kin Lee

chapter |18 pages

Educational Reforms and School Improvement in Australia

ByBrian Caldwell

chapter |20 pages

Educational Reforms and School Improvement in Singapore

ByRamanathan Subramaniam, John Chi-Kin Lee

part |74 pages

Issues in Educational Reforms

chapter |16 pages

School Privatization in Relation to Development Goals

ByFan-Sing Hung, Yang Liu

chapter |19 pages

School Development, Curriculum Development, and Teacher Development

ByJohn Chi-Kin Lee

chapter |18 pages

Accountability and Assessment Measures

ByBrian Caldwell, Tanya Vaughan

chapter |19 pages

Responses to the Educational Reform and Policy Agenda

ByBrian Caldwell, Tanya Vaughan

part |46 pages

Reflections on Educational Issues and Creations of Future Leaders and Schools

chapter |17 pages

Future Educational Reform Policies and Measures

ByGordon Stanley, John Chi-Kin Lee

chapter |27 pages

Leadership and the Future of Schools

ByBrian Caldwell, John Chi-Kin Lee