1 Trends in Educational Reform in the Asia-Pacific Region.- 2 Achieving Education for All in the Asia-Pacific Region.- 3 Educational Expenditure and Participation in East Asia and Australia.- 4 The Family and Schooling in Asian and Pacific Countries.- 5 Cultural and Social Capital in Asian and Pacific Countries.- 6 Secondary Education Reform in the Asia-Pacific Region.- 7 Educational Research and Educational Policy-Making in Asian and Pacific Countries.- 8 Evaluation and Accountability in Asian and Pacific Countries.- 9 Educational Research in the Asia-Pacific Region.- 10 Equality of Opportunity in Education.- 11 A Case Study of Learning Achievement in South Asia.- 12 Education of Children in Remote Areas.- 13 Education of Gifted and Talented Learners.- 14 Inclusive Education for Students with Special Needs.- 15 Issues for Urban Youth in Asia and the Pacific.- 16 Drop-outs from School and How to Cope with this Problem.- 17 Ethnicities, Minorities and Indigenous Groups in Central Asia.- 18 Sex and Gender Differences in Educational Outcomes.- 19 Gender-Sensitive Education for Bridging the Gender Gap.- 20 Gender Differences in Access to Education and Employment.- 21 Adult Literacy in the Asia-Pacific Region.- 22 Learning Across the Adult Lifespan.- 23 Workforce Education.- 24 Nonformal Education.- 25 The Process of Learning.- 26 Cognitive Development.- 27 Lifespan Human Development.- 28 Values Education in a Changing World.- 29 Measuring Attitudes by Unfolding a Likert-Style Questionnaire.- 30 Bullying in Schools.- 31 Student Learning: A Cross-Cultural Perspective.- 32 Classroom Learning Environments.- 33 Metacognition.- 34 Motivation and School Learning.- 35 Problem Solving.- 36 Technology and Learning.- 37 Change in the School Curriculum: Looking to the Future.- 38 Civics and Citizenship.- 39 Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development.- 40 Literacy and Reading.- 41 Mathematics Curricula.- 42 Science Curricula.- 43 Assessment Research in Second Language Curriculum Initiatives.- 44 Education for Peace and International Understanding.- 45 Planning Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Asia.- 46 Vocational Education and Training in Asia.- 47 Pacific Island Issues in Vocational Education and Training.- 48 Transition from School to Work in East Asia.- 49 Enterprise Education in Australia and New Zealand.- 50 Issues and Concerns Regarding Teaching, Teachers and Higher Education.- 51 Class Size and Classroom Processes.- 52 Homework and Coaching.- 53 Teacher Self-Evaluation.- 54 Time: Allocated, Institutional and Task Oriented.- 55 Monitoring of Student Learning.- 56 Higher Education and Development.- 57 Financing Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region.- 58 Selection for Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region.- 59 Adult Education in Universities in the Asia-Pacific Region.- 60 Teaching as an Occupation and Learning Profession.- 61 Research into Teacher Education.- 62 The Recruitment and Reparation of Teachers.- 63 Organisation and the Management of Education: Development, and Growth.- 64 Decentralization and the Self-Managing School.- 65 Quality Assurance and School Monitoring.- 66 Staffing in School Education.- 67 School Leadership and Management.- 68 Effective Schooling in the Asia-Pacific Region.- 69 School Leadership Development.- 70 Public and Private Education.- 71 Policy-Making, Planning and Change in Tertiary Education.- 72 Financing Education in Asian and Pacific Countries.- 73 Family and Community Participation in Education.- 74 Educational Research for National and Regional Development.- 75 Globalisation and Education in Asia.- 76 Comparative Educational Achievement Studies.- 77 Comparative Indicators in Education.- 78 Dissemination of the Findings of Educational Research.- 79 Donor Support for Educational Research.- 80 Educational Research for Educational Reform.- 81 The Impact of Educational Research on Decision Making and Practice.- 82 Research in Education: Nature, Impact, Needs and Priorities.- 83 University Education for National Development.- 84 Culturally Inclusive Teacher Education in Oceania.- 85 Reforming Secondary Education and the Education of Adolescents.- 86 Reform in Science and Technology Curricula.- 87 Emerging Information and Communications Technology in Education.- 88 Education Reform and the Labour Market in Pacific Island Countries.- 89 Training of Educational Research Workers.- 90 Regional Cooperation in Educational Research.- 91 Challenges for Research into Educational Reform in the Asia-Pacific Region.- 92 Monitoring the Impact of Gobalisation on Education and Human Development.- Index of Names.- Index of Subjects.
The aim of the Handbook is to present readily accessible, but scholarly sources of information about educational research in the Asia-Pacific region. The scale and scope of the Handbook is such that the articles included in it provide substantive contributions to knowledge and understanding of education in the Asia region. In so doing, the articles present the problems and issues facing education in the region and the findings of research conducted within the region that contribute to the resolution of these problems and issues. Moreover, since new problems and issues are constantly arising, the articles in the Handbook also indicate the likely directions of future developments.
The different articles within the Handbook seek to conceptualize the problems in each specific content area under review, provide an integration of the research conducted within that area, the theoretical basis of the research the practical implications of the research and the contribution of the research towards the resolution of the problems identified. Thus, the articles do not involve the reporting of newly conducted research, but rather require a synthesis of the research undertaken in a particular area, with reference to the research methods employed and the theoretical frameworks on which the research is based. In general, the articles do not advocate a single point of view, but rather, present alternative points of view and comment on the debate and disagreements associated with the conduct and findings of the research.
Furthermore, it should be noted, that the Handbook is not concerned with research methodology, and only considers the methods employed in inquiry in so far as the particular methods of research contribute to the effective investigation of problems and issues that have arisen in the conduct and provision of e