Indigenous Culture, Education and Globalization: Critical Perspectives from Asia

Springer
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The book explores the growing tension between indigenous education, the teaching and learning of native knowledge, cultural heritage and traditions and the dynamics of globalization from the Asian perspective. It brings together a distinguished and multidisciplinary group of Asian scholars and practitioners from Nepal, Korea, India, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, mainland China, and the United States. After showcasing six in-depth case studies of local cultural traditions from East, South and Southeast Asia, the book examines a variety of pedagogical strategies in the teaching and learning of indigenous knowledge and culture in the region, reflecting both international trends and the distinctive local and regional characteristics resulting from the tremendous diversity within Asian societies.
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Springer
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Published on
Oct 23, 2015
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Pages
285
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ISBN
9783662481592
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / General
Religion / Education
Religion / General
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
Social Science / Anthropology / General
Social Science / General
Social Science / Sociology / General
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