The Revival of Values Education in Asia & the West - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080358536, 9781483296388

The Revival of Values Education in Asia & the West, Volume 7

1st Edition

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Editors: W. K. Cummings S. Gopinathan Y. Tomoda
eBook ISBN: 9781483296388
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 10th October 2014
Page Count: 183
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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction. The Revival of Values Education, W K Cummings et al. Values Education in the Curriculum: Some Comparative Empirical Data, Y Cha et al. Part 2: The West. Values Education in the Western European Tradition, J Torney-Purta & C H Hahn. The Good Citizen - A Threatened Species, M Janowitz. Part 3: Asia. Politics and Moral Education in Japan, Y Tomoda. Ideologies in Korea's Moral and Social Studies Texts: A Content Analysis, S C Suh. A Subtle and Silent Transformation: Moral Education in Taiwan and the People's Republic of China, J F Meyer. Being and Becoming: Education for Values in Singapore, S Gopinathan. Moral Education in a Developing Society: The Malaysian Case, H Mukherjee. Part 4: Conclusion. Policy Options for Values Education, W K Cummings. Index.


It is clear from cross-national investigations that the concern with values education is universal, but that national approaches to the critical questions confronting value educators are extraordinarily diverse. This volume begins by examining the context of the revival of values education, and asks why it is gaining new impact in national and local educational systems. Chapter 2 helps to locate values education in its historical time and place. The case studies presented in Chapters 3-9 provide examples of the major variations in national practice in Asia and the West; and the concluding chapter identifies many of the options open to educational leaders. The aim of the book is to provide both practitioners and scholars with insights into the latest developments so that they can approach their work with broader vision and compassion.


For undergraduate and graduate students in European and Asian studies, history, sociology, education and religion.


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@qu:In a field dominated by Western scholars, this book fills a significant gap in the research literature by providing different and competing approaches to values education from Asian perspectives and practices ... particularly insightful are comparisons of individualistic, competitive civic education in the West versus more cooperative, if conformist, state ideologies in the East . @source:Choice

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About the Editors

W. K. Cummings Editor

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Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

S. Gopinathan Editor

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Institute of Education, Singapore

Y. Tomoda Editor

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Osaka University, Japan