Comprehensive and authoritative, this Handbook provides a nuanced description and analysis of educational systems, practices, and policies in Asian countries and explains and interprets these practices from cultural, social, historical, and economical perspectives.
Using a culture-based framework, the volume is organized in five sections, each devoted to educational practices in one civilization in Asia: Sinic, Japanese, Islamic, Buddhist, and Hindu. Culture and culture identities essentially are civilization identities; the major differences among civilizations are rooted in their different cultures. This framework offers a novel approach to capturing the essence of the diverse educational systems and practices in Asia.
Uniquely combining description and interpretation of educational practices in Asia, this Handbook is a must-have resource for education researchers and graduate students in international and comparative education, globalization and education, multicultural education, sociocultural foundations of education, and Asian studies, and for educational administrators and education policy makers.
Where are the world's tallest twin towers located? Where is the world's biggest flower? What is a Jeepney? Want to see a Komodo dragon? Discover this and more inside. This Activity Book Series takes a fun approach to teaching History, Geography, Social Studies, Language and Art, by placing them into a "travel" theme. Explore Southeast Asian islands presents different cultures, places, events, and monuments as engaging, interactive activities for kids, ages 6-12. "Playful Learning" is the key. Great for on the road, in the train & in the air, the kids can get familiar with the major landmarks and special places and things in Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia & Singapore. Engaging the kids in the trip makes for quality family time. Also fitting for the classroom & home-school, or for time well spent away from the TV. There's a great big world out there, Explore It! ------------------------------------------- This book includes: - Travel Activities: 54 pages filled with 14 different types of cultural activities from dot to dot, language say & write, mazes, drawing and more. Most activity books only provide 4-5 different activities, not this series. These activities also bring out the essence of the event, place or thing, letting the reader step deeper into the culture for a better experience. - Teachers Guide: Text explaining the history and origin of each activity is provided, so the learning can go deeper than just the activity itself. History, Geography, Social Studies and fun facts are expanded on here. - Answers Section: Make sure you can get it right n test yourself in the process. Some activities have more than one right answer and originality is encouraged. ------------------------------------------- Books available in the Explore Series: - Explore Western Europe http: //bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000320989/Explore.aspx - Explore France & Italy https: //www.createspace.com/4798055 - Explore Southeast Asia https: //www.createspace.com/4761767 - Explore Thailand & Burma https: //www.createspace.com/4782235 - Explore Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam https: //www.createspace.com/4806413 - Explore Western Europe Interactive eBook (best for iPad): https: //itunes.apple.com/en/book/explore-western-europe-teaser/id869670957?l=en&mt=11 Upcoming books in the Explore Series: - Explore Spain & Portugal - Explore USA and many more... ------------------------------------------- Be sure to come by and say hello at: www.facebook.com/explorebks www.twitter.com/explorebks www.linkedin.com/company/5204563
The role of cities in addressing climate change is increasingly recognised in international arenas, including the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the New Urban Agenda. Asia is home to many of the countries that are most vulnerable to climate change impacts and, along with Africa, will be the site of most urban population growth over the coming decades.
Bringing together a range of city experiences, Responding to Climate Change in Asian Cities provides valuable insights into how cities can overcome some of the barriers to building climate resilience, including addressing the needs of vulnerable populations. The chapters are centred on an overarching understanding that adaptive urban governance is necessary for climate resilience. This requires engaging with different actors, to take into account their experiences, vulnerabilities and priorities; building knowledge, including collecting and using appropriate evidence; and understanding the institutions shaping interactions between actors, from the national to the local level.
The chapters draw on a mix of research methodologies, demonstrating the variety of approaches to understanding and building urban resilience that can be applied in urban settings. Bringing together a range of expert contributors, this book will be of great interest to scholars of urban studies, sustainability and environmental studies, development studies and Asian studies.
The book showcases cutting-edge concepts and methods, and presents the principle of imprecise-information processing. It also proposes a new theory and technology for imprecise-information processing that differs from fuzzy technology, thus providing a platform for related applications and laying the theoretical basis for further research.
Imprecise-information processing - a type of processing based on flexible linguistic values and quantifiable rigid linguistic values - is an important component of intelligence science and technology. This book offers an easy-to-understand overview of the basic principles and methods of imprecise-information processing, allowing readers to develop related applications or pursue further research.
This book offers the newest knowledge related to relevant themes on the Asian economies as well as the latest concepts. In a succinct manner, it deals with the principal normative and positive strands with which one need to be properly familiar in this subject area. The tightly written volume covers a great deal of ground and imparts knowledge on the Asian economy related themes to students, researchers and policy makers alike.
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