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TitleAsian Migrants and Education [electronic resource] : The Tensions of Education in Immigrant Societies and among Migrant Groups / edited by Michael W. Charney, Brenda S. A. Yeoh, Tong Chee Kiong
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2003
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Descript XX, 224 p. online resource


education is and what its functions should be. As Thomas explains, migrant communities need a culture-sensitive education, that is, an education that can both accommodate their special cultural needs and prepare them for life in an increasingly globalized world. To meet this need, Thomas discusses planning strategies and the special role of teachers in transmitting this education. As Thomas warns, however, a culture sensitive education is continually threatened by the dominance of the West and religious traditions, such as Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism in global cultural flows. Pang raises the problem of modem, especially new and migrant, societies being unable to face the challenges of environmental issues. Some claim, for example, that these societies lack the right approaches to the environment or suffer from the inability to develop the proper "eco-ethic." To meet this problem, Pang draws the discussion back to the continued relevance of traditional education to contemporary issues facing a shrinking world: how immigrant societies and their diverse storehouses of traditional knowledge can inform current approaches to environmental management. In order to develop the necessary eco-ethic, migrant and other societies need to utilize old traditions relevant to environmental preservation in their production of modem education


1. โ{128}{156}Social Bonding and Freedom: Problems of Choice in Immigrant Societiesโ{128}{157} -- 2. โ{128}{156}Globalization, Asian Diasporas, and the Study of Asia in the Westโ{128}{157} -- 3. โ{128}{156}The Mission School in Singapore: Colonialism, Moral Training, Pedagogy, and the Creation of Modernityโ{128}{157} -- 4. โ{128}{156}Education and Identity Issues in the Internet Age: The Case of the Indians in Singaporeโ{128}{157} -- 5. โ{128}{156}Interactions Between Huiguan and Education in Postwar Singaporeโ{128}{157} -- 6. โ{128}{156}The Case for a Culture-sensitive Education: Building Cultural Bridges Between Traditional and Global Perspectivesโ{128}{157} -- 7. โ{128}{156}Immigrant Societies and Environmental Education: Revisiting Forgotten Lessons in Holistic and Traditional Wisdomโ{128}{157} -- 8. โ{128}{156}Health Education of Hmong Refugees in Sydneyโ{128}{157} -- 9. โ{128}{156}Confucian Education: A Case Study of the South African Chineseโ{128}{157} -- 10. โ{128}{156}A Century of Change: Education in the Lives of Four Generations of Chinese Women in Malaysia -- 11. โ{128}{156}Contemporary Educational Issues in Multicultural Societiesโ{128}{157} -- 12. โ{128}{156}International Approaches to Valuing the Professional Skills of Permanent and Temporary Migrantsโ{128}{157} -- 13. โ{128}{156}Satellite Kids in Vancouver: Transnational Migration, Education and the Experience of Lone-childrenโ{128}{157} -- 14. โ{128}{156}Indian Diaspora and the Prospect of Open Learning: A Perspective on Modern Social Science Education from Indiaโ{128}{157} -- Contributors -- References

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