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Asian Curriculum Studies, Continental Overview

  • By: John Chi Kin Lee
  • In: Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies
  • Edited by: Craig Kridel
  • Subject:Cultural Studies (general), Curriculum & Content (general), Curriculum Studies

In recent years, within the educational field, increasing attention has been given to Eastern/Asian traditions and Asian education including curriculum studies. The movement for school-based curriculum development (SBCD) in many Asian countries has called for the reconceptualization of SBCD concepts, restructuring of the context for SBCD, and reculturing the role of stakeholders in SBCD, which endorse the values of grassroots curriculum reforms, participatory decision making, knowledge construction, and student-oriented approaches to learning. These theoretical concerns have been partially addressed by Asian curriculum scholars.

Research Published in English

In addition to books and book chapters, this review mainly covers research articles written in English from or about Asian countries published in the journals from 1990 to the present. These journals are Curriculum and Teaching (Australia), Curriculum and Teaching ...

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