It is generally accepted that one of the reasons behind Japan and Singapore's rise to economic powerhouses was the emphasis on education.
Although problems continue to exist with rote learning methods in Asia and excessive pressure at the school level, an educated workforce has facilitated the development of a core of knowledge in the populace that has increased global competitiveness.
This book presents topical data on education in Asia including differences in beliefs about language learning of monolingual Korean and bilingual Korean-Chinese university students; the Goose Family Phenomenon in Korea and its socio-cultural context; the future of educational sciences and teacher education in Turkey; Taiwan's EFL college classes and others.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 229 pages, tables & charts
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 01/08/2010
- Category: Society & social sciences
- ISBN: 9781616686178